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Matt Hague Getting Immediate Playing Time After Call-Up

Matt Hague Getting Immediate Playing Time After Call-Up

'The hit collector' got recalled by Pittsburgh on Friday.

PITTSBURGH, Pa. -- Infielder Matt Hague has had an exciting 12 hours. After connecting for a walkoff single for the Indianapolis Indians on Thursday night in the bottom of the 15th inning, Hague was greeted by his teammates on the field for the win. But little did he know a few hours later that he'd get even better news.

Hague was told he was being recalled back to Pittsburgh late last night. After jumping on a flight and arriving in Pittsburgh this morning, the 26-year-old is running on pure adrenaline.

"It’s exciting. I got a lot of work in while I was at Triple-A. I’m just excited to put it to use," Hague said. "I’m just going to be ready. That’s my job. Just ready to play whenever my name is in the lineup."

Hague won't have to wait long before getting his first at-bat. The infielder will bat sixth tonight and play first base.

"We’re going to try and get him some at-bats. Get him some playing time at fi...

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