Hague spent the Majority of his playing time at third base to become more versatile for the Pirates.

PITTSBURGH, Pa. — The Pittsburgh Pirates have recalled infielder Matt Hague from Triple-A Indianapolis and have designated outfielder Nate McLouth for assignment.

Hague, 26, broke camp with the Pirates after a huge spring in which he connected for a team-leading seven home runs. Hague went 1-for-9 with two RBI in five games before being optioned to Indianapolis on April 14.While with Indy, the infielder hit .278 (40-for-144) with five doubles, one home run and 15 RBI in 36 games.

McLouth, 30, was signed as a free agent on December 7. He hit just .140 (8-for-57) with two doubles, two RBI while striking out 18 times with Pittsburgh. McLouth was 0-for-his last 22 at-bats.

The Pirates currently have a spot open on the 40-man roster after DFA’ing McLouth.

IMPORTANT: You will need to update your password after the switch to the new server in order to log in and comment. Go to the Password Reset Page to change your password.

2 COMMENTS

  1. McClouth had a lower wOBA than both the Nationals and Rockies pitching staffs. Hard to imagine how Hague won’t be a step up from that catastrophe.

Comments are closed.