Pirates' JT Brubaker (elbow, forearm) expected to start season on injured list

Pittsburgh Pirates pitcher JT Brubaker (elbow, forearm) is expected to open the season on the 15-day injured list.

What It Means:

Brubaker is reportedly dealing with discomfort in his elbow, forearm and is expected to miss the first couple weeks of the season. Johan Oviedo is expected to take his sport in the starting rotation. Brubaker tossed 144.0 innings for Pittsburgh last season, recording a 4.69 ERA with 147 strikeouts, 54 walks, and a 3-12 record.

numberFire's models project Brubaker to pitch 137.2 innings this season with 6 wins, 124 strikeouts, 49 walks, and a 4.66 ERA.