The Pittsburgh Pirates have placed catcher Francisco Cervelli on the disabled list with left wrist inflammation. To take his spot on the 25-man roster, the Pirates recalled infielder Max Moroff, who was pulled from today's Indianapolis game in the second inning. Moroff is still en route to tonight's game against the St Louis Cardinals, but is expected to be there on time. He was playing in Buffalo today and was removed around 1:30 PM.
The DL move for Cervelli was made retroactive to August 14th, so he is eligible to return in one week. Elias Diaz was already with the team, so there was no need to add a catcher.
Moroff hit just .160 with one double in nine games since being sent down two weeks ago, but he drew ten walks, to give him a .417 OBP....
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