Right-hander Jeff Karstens on Wednesday was placed on the 15-day disabled list by the Pirates, who recalled right-hander Brad Lincoln from Triple-A Indianapolis to take his place on the roster and in the rotation.
Karstens had departed his start Tuesday night after one inning, suffering from inflammation in his pitching shoulder. He will return to Pittsburgh with the club following the Wednesday matinee, but the Pirates did not await results of his examination by team doctors before making the move.
Lincoln had entered Spring Training as a candidate for the rotation after making eight 2011 starts with the Pirates, going 2-3 with a 4.72 ERA. In two starts this season for Indianapolis, he has a 2.25 ERA with no walks and nine strikeouts in 12 innings.
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