Pirates Finalize 25-Man With a Series of Moves

The Pittsburgh Pirates made several moves to finalize their 25-man roster today. The team placed right-handed reliever Chris Leroux on the 60-day disabled list with a strained right pectoral muscle. The move means that:

-The Pirates will carry an extra bench spot, with Matt Hague, Yamaico Navarro, and Josh Harrison all making the team
-Jared Hughes will take the final bullpen spot
-With Leroux on the 60-day disabled list, a spot has been cleared on the 40-man roster for Juan Cruz.

The Pirates also officially placed A.J. Burnett and Charlie Morton on the 15-day disabled list.

The 25-man roster can be viewed here.

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  • Jeremiah Ewing

    They Freed the Hague!

  • F Lang

    Finally. I think most fans will accept Alvarez being on the roster with Hague making it. It’s a tradeoff. I hope Hague can continue doing what he has been. I’ll take 1/2 the HR rate he has had this spring and be extatic.

    • white angus

      seriously?  fans will “accept” pedro being on the roster with hague making it???  how can hague continue doing what he did in spring when hes not going to be playing much unless Pedro completely forgets the address of PNC Park???

      • Nate

        Angus – Hague will play, you’ll be surprised.

      • Lee Young

         I’m hoping Hague is the main firstbaseman. Let Jones be the part time 1b, Rf, PH.

        • Brian Bernard

          That won’t happen initially, and frankly I hope it doesn’t happen at all. I hope that Hauge/Jones platoon is everything they wanted Casey/Jones to be… I just don’t have faith in Pedro YET, and I think for now McGehee will end up being the primary 3b.
          Congrats Matt Hauge you truly earned it the hard way, in spite of most who seemingly didn’t believe – although I think everyone would agree that the Pirates are thrilled to see him compete and deliver in the way that he did this spring. 

          • Lee Young

             It is Matt Hague not Hauge. :)

  • Benjamin P. Glaser

    So are we to assume that Leroux’s “injury” was providential? 

    • white angus

      ixnay on the njuryay

  • ScottTid

    Someone will have to come off soon though when Morton comes off the 15-day.

  • gregenstein

    Well, I guess that worked itself out for now. Funny how that tends to happen. I suspect someone will come down with a random broken finger nail the day before Charlie Morton is scheduled to start if nobody really gets hurt. I think Donnie Veal set the record for most “injuries” in a season a few years ago.

  • Mike Adamson

    I want Hague starting too. Not saying he will be anything more than Mark Johnson but I do know that Garrett Jones is horrendous in the field. Lets see what Hague has and use Jones off the bench.

    • Brian Bernard

      Mark Johnson hit one of the most famous HR’s in bucco history… nice memory that! However I think HaGue may turn out to be a more complete player, and on a side note I really enjoyed watching him in the AAA All-star game… rather listening to him because they had him mic’d up. He was the star of the show really, had the announcers laughing. A guy with that kind of conversation ability was born to be a MLB 1b.

      • piratemike

        kant beleeve hue kant spel Hauge

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