Matt Hague Trying to Stay Sharp in Bench Role

Matt Hague Trying to Stay Sharp in Bench Role

PITTSBURGH, PA -- Adjusting to a bench role can be a tough transition for any young player.  Matt Hague led the International League in games played (141) last season while with Triple-A. Having spent his professional career as an everyday player, the second time around in the Majors has helped Matt Hague adjust.

The first baseman donned the name 'the hit collector' after a monster spring training where he hit .400 with a team-leading seven home runs. Hague's impressive performance in Grapefruit League action earned him a spot on the 25-man roster out of camp.

But his stay the first time in Pittsburgh lasted just nine days. Hague went 1-for-9 with two RBI in five games before being optioned to Triple-A Indianapolis on April 14. While with Indy, the infielder hit for a .278/.325/.333 ...

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