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Pittsburgh Pirates recall pitcher Max Kranick, option Geoff Hartlieb

5Mar 6, 2021; Bradenton, Florida, USA;  Pittsburgh Pirates relief pitcher Geoff Hartlieb (32) pitches the fourth inning during spring training at LECOM Park. Mandatory Credit: Nathan Ray Seebeck-USA TODAY Sports
5Mar 6, 2021; Bradenton, Florida, USA; Pittsburgh Pirates relief pitcher Geoff Hartlieb (32) pitches the fourth inning during spring training at LECOM Park. Mandatory Credit: Nathan Ray Seebeck-USA TODAY Sports

The Pittsburgh Pirates recalled right-hander Max Kranick from Triple-A Indianapolis and optioned right-hander Geoff Hartlieb to Indianapolis on Sunday.

Kranick, 23, will make his major league debut while starting Sunday’s game against the host St. Louis Cardinals. An 11th-round pick of the Pirates in 2016, Kranick is 2-2 with a 4.37 ERA in seven total starts this season with Double-A Altoona and Indianapolis.

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Hartlieb, 27, is 0-0 with a 7.71 ERA in four appearances with Pittsburgh this season.

–Field Level Media