Pinto had been on the disabled list with left elbow inflammation, retroactive to May 23.
That was quick rehab assignment in New Orleans, especially considering he only appeared in two games and threw two innings total. But, hey, I'm not complaining. We need the arm and Martinez could do with a little more seasoning.
No word yet on how they plain to use Pinto. I guess in some respects that will be determined by his performance.