Pirates and RHP Juan Nicasio avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $3.65 million contract.
Pirates activated RHP Juan Nicasio from the restricted list.
Juan Nicasio will be in the bullpen when he returns from the restricted list.
Pirates placed RHP Juan Nicasio on the restricted list.
Juan Nicasio allowed six runs over 4 1/3 innings in a loss to the Mets on Thursday.
Pirates general manager Neal Huntington said during a radio appearance on Sunday that Juan Nicasio will not make his scheduled start Tuesday versus the Mets.
Juan Nicasio was brought in as a reliever in the 12th inning of a 3-3 game and was shredded for six earned runs and a loss.
Juan Nicasio picked up his fifth victory of the season, limiting the Mets to one run on three hits over five innings in the second game of Tuesday's doubleheader.
Juan Nicasio allowed three runs over six innings in a no-decision Thursday against the Marlins.
Juan Nicasio failed to make it out of the fifth inning Saturday, allowing four runs on seven hits over 4 2/3 innings in a loss to the Rangers.
Juan Nicasio's next start will come this weekend at the Rangers.
Juan Nicasio didn't pitch well but was good enough to win Tuesday, allowing five runs -- three earned -- over five frames in a 12-9 victory over the Braves.
Juan Nicasio allowed four runs in six innings of work on Wednesday against the Reds, but he didn't factor into the decision.
Juan Nicasio allowed four runs -- one earned -- over 4 1/3 innings Wednesday in a loss to the Cubs.