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Pirates Get Rough News With JT Brubaker, Duane Underwood Jr. Injury Updates

David Kaestle
Duane Underwood is heading to the IL.
Duane Underwood is heading to the IL. / Kirk Irwin/Getty Images

2021 is a lost season for the Pittsburgh Pirates, at least when it comes to anything but building assets and giving young players a chance at the Major League level.

On Sunday, the Pirates announced they are placing pitchers JT Brubaker and Duane Underwood Jr. on the IL. Brubaker was just recently brought back from the injured list, but managed only get three innings in before having to head back to the IL.

Both Brubaker and Underwood are experiencing inflammation in their pitcher shoulders.

While neither have had spectacular seasons, it would have been good to get both of these guys some additional work in before year's end. Now, they might have to prioritize the long term and sit them out until 2022. It will all depend on how the rehab goes.

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