The Pittsburgh Pirates have recalled infielder Chase d’Arnaud from Triple-A, filling the roster spot that was created when the team released Erik Bedard. The Pirates needed an extra bench player with Neil Walker currently injured and out of the lineup for the second straight night. They won’t need a starter to replace Bedard until the end of the week.

D’Arnaud has been on a hot streak recently in Triple-A. He has an eight game hitting streak, and a .381/.395/.643 line in 42 at-bats over his last ten games. The shortstop had an .811 OPS in the month of July, and has a .725 OPS this month. He’s also been a threat on the bases, stealing 33 in 38 attempts.

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  1. It says they needed an extra bench player because Walker is out a few days, and Chase is hot lately. Why all the Mercer vs d’Arnaud business?

  2. I still like D’Arnaud, and as bad as we’ve been lately, why not give him a shot? Also, will it be McPherson, Wilson, Locke, or someone else when we do need another starter?

    • The biggest reason is d’Arnaud still makes an alarming rate of error and did not really improve in his second year at AAA. Jordy Mercer has outplayed him in the minors and majors so if anyone deserves a shot it is him. He has not set the world on fire but he has even been a better offensive player than Barmes in the few AB he has. He has shown far more pop and better plate discipline than Barmes.

      • I like Mercer honestly i do bottom line i just dont like barmes to be honest he is great defensively though just never been a fan i prefer mercer it is what it is Mercer has great defense they all basically do im just happy because now brock gets time at short in indy.

        • Alex…two things you need to know
          1) Punctuation
          2) Brock Holt will never be even a mediocre SS.

          Believe, I wish he was a SS candidate.

          • I think Holt will be a Ryan Theriot/David Eckstein type of player…a guy who always plays well but you are looking to replace if he starts…or a nice bench MI.

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