The Pittsburgh Pirates are set to recall shortstop Pedro Ciriaco, according to Jenifer Langosch. It would be assumed that Ciriaco is getting recalled to replace someone going on the disabled list, and Langosch speculates that the someone in this case would be Pedro Alvarez.
If it does end up being Alvarez, it would be likely that Brandon Wood would see extra playing time, filling in for Alvarez at third base. Steve Pearce has also taken some time at third base, and could fill in for Alvarez. Defensively, Wood is the better of the two, although neither have been inspiring on offense. Then again, neither has Alvarez this season, so the overall effect, if Alvarez goes on the DL, shouldn't be a huge blow to the Pirates....
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