The Pittsburgh Pirates have recalled catcher Jacob Stallings for Sunday's game in Williamsport. As per MLB rules, the Pirates and St Louis Cardinals were allowed to add a 26th man to the roster for today's game, with the only restriction being that it had to be a position player added.
Stallings had two stints with the Pirates in June, spending a total of 15 days on the active roster. He played just two games, going 2-for-7 at the plate. He also played five games for the Pirates last year. Stallings is hitting .269/.337/.392 in 50 games for Indianapolis this season and he currently has a ten-game hitting streak active.
Stallings found out yesterday he was going to be added to this game, telling Sean McCool, who is covering today's game, that he flew in last night. Stalling said “I di...
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