The Pittsburgh Pirates recalled outfielder Alex Presley from Triple-A Indianapolis. Presley will bat lead off for the Bucs tonight in the first game of a three game series against the Reds in Cincinnati.
After being demoted to Triple-A on May 16, Presley hit for a .277/.385/.631 line over 65 at-bats. The outfielder connected for five home runs over 18 games, four of them came over his last 10. The 26-year-old went 0-for-3 with a walk last night with Indy before heading to Cincinnati.
Presley hit for a .220/.246/.551 line over 118 at-bats (34 games) with Pittsburgh this season after breaking camp from spring training for the first time in his professional career. Presley went just 3-for-42 over his last 15 games before being demoted.
Hernandez was promoted on May 18 when the club option right-handed reliever Evan Meek to Triple-A. Hernandez appeared in nine games with Pittsburgh where he went 2-for-10 with two RBI and a stolen base. Hernandez was used in limited action with the Pirates serving mostly as a defensive replacement in the later innings.