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Pirates Add Sean Rodriguez to Roster; Option Max Moroff to Indianapolis

Sean Rodriguez joined the Pirates on Sunday morning. Photo Credit: David Hague
Pirates Add Sean Rodriguez to Roster; Option Max Moroff to Indianapolis
John Dreker

The Pittsburgh Pirates added Sean Rodriguez to the active roster in time for Sunday’s game. Infielder Max Moroff was optioned to Indianapolis to make room.

Rodriguez, who was acquired from the Atlanta Braves yesterday, was hitting .162/.326/.351 in 15 games before the trade. He had shoulder surgery prior to the season and was expected to miss the entire year, but made an incredible recovery to return in mid-July. He played 11 rehab games in the minors over four levels and hit .077/.191/.103, so it appears he is still getting up to speed in the majors after missing so much time. Rodriguez has played five positions during his return, getting time at SS/2B/3B/RF/LF.

Moroff could use the next 3 1/2 weeks before rosters expand on September 1st to get some regular at-bats. He has been up in the majors since June 2nd and has just 62 plate appearances over that time. The last time he started on back-to-back days was over a month ago. When the Pirates called him up from Indianapolis, he was the International League leader with a .954 OPS.

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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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