Pirates designated RHP Ernesto Frieri for assignment.
Ernesto Frieri walked both of the batters he faced in the 10th inning Saturday versus the Reds.
Pirates acquired RHP Ernesto Frieri from the Angels in exchange for RHP Jason Grilli.
Ernesto Frieri was charged with three runs in the ninth after entering a 6-1 game Thursday against the Twins.
Angels manager Mike Scioscia indicated Thursday that he doesn't have a defined closer.
Ernesto Frieri served up a walkoff grand slam to Nick Swisher on Thursday afternoon in Cleveland.
Angels manager Mike Scioscia indicated Sunday that there has been no change to how he's handling the team's closer role, and that it will continue to be primarily Ernesto Frieri in the ninth inning.
Ernesto Frieri surrendered four runs in the bottom of the ninth inning Saturday against the Braves.
Ernesto Frieri struck out the side in the ninth inning to finish off the A's in Monday's 4-1 win.
Ernesto Frieri worked around a couple of baserunners to earn his 10th save of the season against the White Sox on Sunday.
Ernesto Frieri survived a shaky ninth inning Tuesday against the Mariners to earn his seventh save of the season.
Ernesto Frieri tossed a scoreless ninth inning against the Royals to earn his sixth save of the season on Sunday.
Ernesto Frieri tossed a scoreless ninth inning to pick up his fifth save as the Angels defeated the Phillies on Tuesday.
Ernesto Frieri got the call in the ninth inning Friday and pitched a perfect inning for his fourth save against the Jays.