Transactions

Pirates Call Up Gorkys Hernandez

Pirates Call Up Gorkys Hernandez

The Pittsburgh Pirates have called up Gorkys Hernandez for the weekend series against the Detroit Tigers. A move was expected after the Pirates demoted Alex Presley earlier in the week, and promoted Evan Meek. That move gave the team eight relievers in the bullpen. With the designated hitter in use this weekend, an extra bat was needed.

Hernandez is hitting for a .266/.343/.355 line in Triple-A this year over 124 at-bats. He's been hitting well in May, with a .277/.329/.400 line.

Hernandez was originally acquired in the Nate McLouth trade about three years ago. He's a strong defender, possibly the best defensive outfielder in the Pirates' system. He doesn't do much with the bat, and is mostly a singles hitter, although he can rack up a few extra base hits thanks to his speed. He has five doubles and two homers this year in Indianapolis, which is double the amount of homers he had last year.

To make room, the Pirates have optioned Evan Meek down to Triple-A....

This content is for Pirates Prospects subscribers only. Subscribe today to access all of our daily coverage of the Pirates' system, with rates lower than $2.25 per month. If you're already a member, you can log in below. If you think you're receiving this message in error, please e-mail tim@piratesprospects.com.

Transactions
@http://twitter.com/timwilliamsp2

Tim is the owner and editor in chief of Pirates Prospects. He started the site in January 2009, and turned it into his full time job during the 2011 season. Prior to starting Pirates Prospects, Tim worked with AccuScore.com, providing MLB, NHL, and NFL coverage to various national media outlets, including ESPN Insider, USA Today, Yahoo Sports, and the Wall Street Journal. He also writes the annual Prospect Guide, which is sold through the site. Tim lives in Bradenton, where he provides live coverage all year of Spring Training, mini camp, instructs, the Bradenton Marauders, and the GCL Pirates.

More in Transactions

(Photo Credit: David Hague)

Minor Moves: Bell, Glasnow Added to Indianapolis, Holdzkom to DL Again

John DrekerAugust 1, 2015
(Photo Credit: David Hague)

J.A. Happ Added to Active Roster, LaFromboise Returned to Indianapolis

John DrekerAugust 1, 2015
(Photo credit: David Hague)

Josh Bell Promoted to Indianapolis

John DrekerJuly 31, 2015
(Photo Credit: David Hague)

Pirates Place Burnett on DL, Recall LaFromboise, DFA Guerra

Tim WilliamsJuly 31, 2015
Adrian Sampson 4

Pirates Acquire J.A. Happ For Adrian Sampson

Tim WilliamsJuly 31, 2015
(Photo Credit: David Hague)

Pirates Trade Jose Tabata For Michael Morse and Cash

Tim WilliamsJuly 31, 2015

Pirates Prospects is an independent media outlet, and is in no way affiliated with the Pittsburgh Pirates, their minor league affiliates, Major League Baseball, or Minor League Baseball.

Copyright © 2015 Pirates Prospects