» EARLIER COVERAGE: Brubaker on rise in minors
Brubaker, a 2012 Tecumseh graduate who pitched three seasons for the Akron Zips, was on a path to the big leagues after posting an 8-4 record and 3.10 ERA with the Triple-A Indianapolis Indians in 2018. Then a right forearm strain a year ago delayed his ascent.
Brubaker, 26, made four starts in April of 2019 for Indianapolis and then two rehab starts in June with the Class A West Virginia Black Bears. He said in May he was 100 percent healthy and ready for whatever the Pirates needed this summer.