McPherson, Presley Recalled; d’Arnaud Optioned, Clement Outrighted

The Pittsburgh Pirates today recalled Kyle McPherson and Alex Prelsey from Triple-A Indianapolis. In order to make room, the club optioned Chase d’Arnaud to High-A Bradenton, and outrighted Jeff Clement to Bradenton.

Both McPherson and Prelsey are now automatically eligible for the postseason roster. With the outright of Clement, it opens up a spot on the 40-man roster. Clement went 0-for-6 with two strikeouts since being selected from Triple-A on August 24.

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  • Dennis Thomas

    Whats the idea behind sending d’Arnaud all the way down to High-A?

    • Kristy Robinson

      Likely so they can rejoin the club on Monday in Pittsburgh. Bradenton’s season ends on Sunday. If they were sent to Triple-A, they would have to wait 10 days before coming back.

  • maguro

    So what’s the difference between optioning and outrighting?

    • Kristy Robinson

      Clement was outrighted because he doesn’t have any options remaining. He was outrighted off the 40-man. d’Arnaud still has options so he can be sent to the minors and remain on 40-man.

  • buccotime57

    They have no reason behind the moves they make..its like neal gets bored

  • dave

    Since McPherson and Presley were with the team earlier in the year they were eligible for the post season. Might want to get your facts straight before posting stuff like this Kristy, it might make you look unprofessional.

    • Tim Williams

      That’s wrong. You have to actually be on the 25-man roster, or one of the lists (disabled, bereavement, etc), by August 31st to qualify.

    • TonyPenaforHOF

      That was a little harsh don’t you think?

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