Jeff Clement Selected; Oscar Tejeda Designated for Assignment
The Pittsburgh Pirates today selected infielder Jeff Clement from High-A Bradenton, who will be active for the game today. In order to make room for Clement on the 40-man roster, the club designated infielder Oscar Tejeda for assignment. The Pirates also transferred infielder Chase d’Arnaud from Bradenton to Triple-A Indianapolis.
Both Clement and d’Arnaud were sent to High-A on the 31st when the club recalled Kyle McPherson and Alex Presley from Triple-A. Because Bradenton’s season ended on Sunday, the Pirates did not have to wait the 10 days to promote Clement to the big league club. D’Arnaud will join the Triple-A club, who kick off playoffs on the 6th. He could join the club after their postseason ends.
Tejeda hit for a .242/.292/.364 line over 54 games with Double-A Altoona this season. The Pirates claimed Tejeda off waivers from the Boston organization on June 27.