by Ed Gauna | CBSSports.com (4/3/2013) After winning a spot in the bullpen out of camp, Pirates pitcher Justin Wilson threw on opening day against the Cubs. The left-hander struck out two and did not give up a hit over 1 1/3 innings.
“It's nice to get out there and control the nerves a little bit by getting the first one out of the way,” the 25-year-old told the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review Wednesday.
Wilson worked mainly as a starter during his time in the minors, going 9-6 with a 3.78 ERA in 29 appearances (25 starts) at Triple-A Indianapolis last season.
Wilson to audition for rotation
by Al Melchior | Data Analyst (12/16/2012) The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports that the Pirates are considering pitching prospect Justin Wilson for one of the final two spots in their rotation next season. The team used Wilson as a reliever during his September call-up in 2012, but they have asked him to prepare to be a starter next spring. Jeff Locke and Kyle McPherson are the other leading candidates for the vacancies. Wilson went 9-6 with a 3.78 ERA at Triple-A Indianapolis last season.