The Pittsburgh Pirates recalled Kris Johnson, Travis Snider, and Kyle Farnsworth this morning on the first day that rosters expanded. The active roster is currently at 28 players, and the Pirates can expand that up to 40, using everyone on the 40-man roster if they wanted to. Clint Hurdle has said the team would only expand to about 35-36 players this month, and that the expansion would be in stages. Below are some of the players who are candidates to join the Pirates in September, along with their estimated arrival.
The Pirates will have a few players returning from the disabled list throughout the month of September.
Jason Grilli could return to the Pirates by next weekend. (Photo by: David Hague)
Jason Grilli, RHP - Grilli made a rehab appearance last night in Altoona. The current plan is for him to throw again in Altoona on Monday, Indianapolis on Wednesday, and then the Pirates will re-assess. If all goes well, he could re-join the bullpen next weekend.
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