The Pittsburgh Pirates have placed Jason Grilli and Russell Martin on the disabled list, and have recalled Tony Sanchez and Jared Hughes. The team attempted to place Grilli on the DL yesterday, and recall Hughes. Normally, Hughes would have been eligible to be recalled within ten days to replace an injured player. However, because Grilli's time on the DL was backdated to April 21st, and because Hughes was on the Pirates' roster at that time, the move was deemed ineligible.
To correct the move, the Pirates placed Grilli on the DL and recalled Tony Sanchez, with Grilli still backdated to April 21st. Then they placed Russell Martin on the 15-day DL with a strained left hamstring, and recalled Hughes.
I'd expect Tony Sanchez to get the bulk of the playing time behind the plate with Martin out, with Chris Stewart still serving as the backup catcher....
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