Along with the left-handed Tony Watson, Soria will serve as a top setup man for closer Mark Melancon, the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports. "Joakim is a late-inning reliever who has been there and done that," GM Neal Huntington said. "He lengthens and deepens our bullpen."
Burnett offered little explanation after Thursday's loss as to why his fastball sat in the 85-90 mph range or why he threw only two curveballs during the first two innings. "I'm 38," Burnett told the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. "It's what I had. It's sad."
Although Glasnow has looked dominant in striking out 57 batters in his last 37.2 innings, general manager Neal Huntington has no timetable for a promotion to Triple-A, the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports.