The Pirates have released right-handed pitcher Josh Lindblom.
#pirates have released RHP Josh Lindblom, who is returning to Korea to play— Rob Biertempfel (@BiertempfelTrib) July 13, 2017
The team had signed Lindblom to a minor league deal after he spent 2015-16 in Korea. He had a good spring and they called him up in early May. He made four appearances with them, all in relief, with an ERA of 7.84 and WHIP of 2.03. He went on the disabled list with “left side discomfort” two weeks later and the Pirates outrighted him to Indianapolis a month after that. Altogether he pitched 37.2 innings in AAA, with a 4.06 ERA and 1.20 WHIP.