Pirates Place Doumit & Pearce On DL
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Pittsburgh (KDKA)- The Pittsburgh Pirates are currently dealing with two injuries which will result in those players being placed on the disabled list.
Often-injured Steve Pearce has been placed on the 15-day DL with an injured calf.
Pearce was injured in Saturday’s 10-0 win, but it’s still unsure which played led to his injury.
To take his spot on the 25-man roster, the Pirates have recalled infielder Josh Harrison from AAA Indianapolis.
Harrison was acquired by the Pirates in the John Grabow/Tom Gorzelanny trade.
This year at Indy, Harrison was hitting .331 with eight doubles, two triples and two homers in 141 at-bats.
Harrison’s .331 average isn’t a fluke because he’s a lifetime .308 hitter.
Harrison is very much a contact hitter considering he’s only struck out 142 times in 1,564 lifetime minor league at-bats.
The team is also expected to place catcher Ryan Doumit on the disabled list. That move will officially come later this morning.
Doumit injured his left ankle trying to block the plate with Chicago’s Carlos Pena attempting to score on a sac fly.
The team will recall Dusty Brown from AAA Indianapolis.
Brown, who was hitting .264 with 6 homers, was splitting time with Jason Jaramillo.
On Saturday, the Pirates placed lefty Joe Beimel on the disabled list because of left elbow soreness.
Before the Pirates officially recall Harrison and Brown, they’ll need to open two spots on the 40-man roster.
Two possibilities are to move Ross Ohlendorf to the 60-day DL from the 15-day DL and to DFA reliever Chris Leroux.