Right-hander Steven Jackson today was called up from Triple-A Indy to replace lefty reliever Donnie Veal (groin), who’s on the 15-day DL.
Jackson was claimed off waivers from the Yankees on May 18. He pitched in four relief outings for Indy and went 1-0 with a 6.00 ERA. In seven games (one start) for Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, Jackson was 0-0 with a 1.88 ERA. He spent 10 days with the Yankees in April, but did not pitch in a game.
• Lineups for today’s game:
METS 1. TBA 9. Livan Hernandez (4-1, 4.28) rhp
PIRATES 1.Nyjer Morgan lf, 2. Freddy Sanchez 2b, 3. Nate McLouth cf, 4. Adam LaRoche 1b, 5. Eric Hinske rf, 6. Andy LaRoche 3b, 7. Jason Jaramillo c, 8. Jack Wilson ss, 9. Ian Snell (1-6, 5.43) rhp