PITTSBURGH, Pa. – The Pittsburgh Pirates have recalled infielder Matt Hague from Triple-A Indianapolis and have designated outfielder Nate McLouth for assignment.
Hague, 26, broke camp with the Pirates after a huge spring in which he connected for a team-leading seven home runs. Hague went 1-for-9 with two RBI in five games before being optioned to Indianapolis on April 14.While with Indy, the infielder hit .278 (40-for-144) with five doubles, one home run and 15 RBI in 36 games.
McLouth, 30, was signed as a free agent on December 7. He hit just .140 (8-for-57) with two doubles, two RBI while striking out 18 times with Pittsburgh. McLouth was 0-for-his last 22 at-bats.
The Pirates currently have a spot open on the 40-man roster after DFA’ing McLouth.