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.

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