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Hague, Hughes Make First Opening Day Roster with Pirates

Hague, Hughes Make First Opening Day Roster with Pirates

Matt Hague has made the opening day roster.

The Pirates had until 5:00 p.m. ET to set their rosters for Opening Day, and after a series of moves, Pittsburgh's Opening Day 25-man roster shaped up.

Right-hander Chris Leroux was placed on the 60-Day disabled list due to a  strained right pectoral muscle. Leroux sustained the injury during the Pirates 5-2 loss to the Phillies on Tuesday in Philadelphia. He is required to rest for 4-6 weeks. With placing Leroux on DL, a spot opened on the roster to add righty veteran Juan Cruz.
Right-hander A.J. Burnett was placed on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to March 26 (eligible for reinstatement April 10), and Charlie Morton was placed on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to March 29 (eligible for reinstatement April 13).
The Pirates decided to carry an extra bat instead of an arm this spring in place of Morton. Righty Jared Hughes made the final spot in the Bucco 'pen, and all three -- Matt Hague, Josh Harrison, Yamaico Navarr...

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