The Pittsburgh Pirates have outrighted first baseman Matt Hague to Indianapolis, according to the MLB.com transactions page. It appears the move happened at the end of last week, although I don’t believe it was announced and this is the first I’ve noticed it. Hague was designated for assignment last week when the Pirates acquired Zach Stewart, Vin Mazzaro, and Clint Robinson in trades.
The Indianapolis roster should be crowded with first basemen. Robinson was just added, and should stay in Triple-A as long as Garrett Jones is in the organization. Matt Curry is expected to move up from Altoona, with Alex Dickerson expected to move up from Bradenton to Altoona. Hague can play third base, so it’s possible that he could get playing time there while Curry and Robinson split time between first base and DH.