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Pirates recall Ross Ohlendorf

PITTSBURGH -- The Pittsburgh Pirates recalled right-hander Ross Ohlendorf and infielder Pedro Ciriaco from Triple-A Indianapolis.

In other moves Tuesday, the Pirates designated reliever Joe Beimel for assignment and placed Steve Pearce on the 15-day disabled list.

Ohlendorf, who was recalled to start Tuesday night's game against the Milwaukee Brewers, began the season in the rotation but left his April 8 outing against the Colorado Rockies with left shoulder discomfort and hasn't pitched in the majors since.

Ohlendorf went 1-1 with a 3.65 ERA in seven minor league starts. He is 0-0 with a 7.37 ERA in two starts with Pittsburgh.

Pearce, who fractured his right index finger, was hitting .202 in 94 at-bats over 50 games. Ciriaco is 3 for 11 in 10 games with the Pirates this season.

Beimel, a veteran reliever, went 1-1 with a 5.33 ERA in 35 games for Pittsburgh but has struggled this month. He gave up eight runs in 5 2/3 innings, including a two-run homer to Milwaukee's Ryan Braun on Monday night.