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Pittsburgh Pirates Recall 1B/OF Jose Osuna

Jose Osuna has been called up to the majors. Photo Credit: Tim Williams
Pittsburgh Pirates Recall 1B/OF Jose Osuna
John Dreker

The Pittsburgh Pirates announced that 1B/OF Jose Osuna will take the place of Starling Marte on the active roster, after Marte was suspended by MLB for 80 games on Tuesday afternoon. Osuna will be available for tonight's game in St Louis.

Osuna nearly made the Pirates out of Spring Training, where he put up a .407/.492/.759 slash line in 22 games. He has hit .250/.341/.389 in ten games with Indianapolis this season, boosting that average 62 points in his last game with three hits. He had five homers during spring, but didn't hit one with Indianapolis. His best position defensively is first base, but he has played games in both left field and right field since 2015, including some added outfield time in winter ball. He doesn't have the best range, but a very strong arm helps his case out...

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John Dreker

John was born in Kearny, NJ, hometown of the 2B for the Pirates 1909 World Championship team, Dots Miller. In fact they have some of the same relatives in common, so it was only natural for him to become a lifelong Pirates fan. Before joining Pirates Prospects in July 2010, John had written numerous articles on the history of baseball while also releasing his own book and co-authoring another on the history of the game. He writes a weekly article on Pirates history for the site, has already interviewed many of the current minor leaguers with many more on the way and follows the foreign minor league teams very closely for the site. John also provides in person game reports of the West Virginia Power and Altoona Curve.

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