• Pirates put Walker on DL, bring up Contreras

    Summary of 2 articles · Updated May 3, 2013
    Contreras, 41, was signed to a minor league contract as a free agent Feb. Pittsburgh also selected the contract of veteran right-hander Jose Contreras and recalled infielder Jordy Mercer from Triple-A Indianapolis and optioned right-handed reliever Jared Hughes to the same club. Brandon Inge is expected to make the majority of starts at second base in Walker's absence. Hughes was 1-2 with a 4.61 ERA in 13 games this season after leading National League rookies last season with 66 relief appearances. All rights reserved.

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