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Roster Moves Coming?

Roster Moves Coming?

Doumit is expected to hit the DL after spraining his ankle today.

The Pittsburgh Pirates are currently dealing with two injuries which could result in some big changes to both the 25-man roster and the 40-man roster over the next few days.  Yesterday, Steve Pearce left the game with a calf injury, and missed time today.  There's been some speculation that he could go on the disabled list.  Today, Ryan Doumit left the game with a sprained ankle, which almost certainly will require a trip to the disabled list.

Dusty Brown is the most likely to get the call to the majors if Doumit goes on the disabled list, as he was removed from the Indianapolis lineup prior to the game.  There is an open spot on the 40-man roster, so the Pirates wouldn't have to make a corresponding move in order to make room for Brown.

If Pearce goes on the disabled list, things could get tricky.  The Pirates would be unlikely to call up Alex Presley, since they have Matt Diaz and Xavier Paul already in the ou...

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