The Pirates have several minor leaguers working to revive stalled careers. Surprisingly, the organization now has better depth in hitters than pitchers at the upper levels. Or maybe I should say "healthy pitchers."
Chase d'Arnaud, SS (AAA): It's a step forward for d'Arnaud just to be back on the field, but he's hit well since returning. That's good to see, because hitters often take extended periods of time, even after returning to action, to recover from hand injuries. D'Arnaud is hitting 288/373/485 with nine walks and 11 strikeouts in 16 games. Even more importantly, the addition of another infielder probably made the Pirates feel comfortable parting ways with John McDonald, whose presence on the roster served no a...
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