Pirates send Lincoln down, recall Leroux

The Pittsburgh Pirates sent right-handed pitcher Brad Lincoln to

Triple-A Indianapolis on Sunday.

Lincoln started the second game of Saturday’s doubleheader. He

allowed two runs and four hits in six innings and got a no-decision

in Washington’s 4-3 win.

Pittsburgh manager Clint Hurdle said that Lincoln ”did nothing

to disappoint.” Hurdle said the team didn’t have a place on the

roster for the team’s No. 1 selection in the 2006 draft.

The Pirates recalled right-handed pitcher Chris Leroux from


In 24 appearances, he was 3-2 with one save and a 3.00 ERA. He

also pitched in five games with Double-A Altoona where he was 1-2

with a 2.57 ERA.