Jeff Clement Selected; Oscar Tejeda Designated for Assignment

The Pittsburgh Pirates today selected infielder Jeff Clement from High-A Bradenton, who will be active for the game today. In order to make room for Clement on the 40-man roster, the club designated infielder Oscar Tejeda for assignment. The Pirates also transferred infielder Chase d’Arnaud from Bradenton to Triple-A Indianapolis.

Both Clement and d’Arnaud were sent to High-A on the 31st when the club recalled Kyle McPherson and Alex Presley from Triple-A. Because Bradenton’s season ended on Sunday, the Pirates did not have to wait the 10 days to promote Clement to the big league club. D’Arnaud will join the Triple-A club, who kick off playoffs on the 6th. He could join the club after their postseason ends.

Tejeda hit for a .242/.292/.364 line over 54 games with Double-A Altoona this season. The Pirates claimed Tejeda off waivers from the Boston organization on June 27.

  • I am assuming the term “selected” has something to do with the fact that they demoted him to Bradenton and not Indianapolis so they could bring him back sooner. I am not sure what the difference is between “selected,” “promoted,” and “recalled.” Any insight?

    • Selected is the same as purchased. In this case, the Pirates selected his contract from Bradenton and added him to the roster. Promoted means what it says. He was promoted from one level to the next level. Recalled simply means that player A was brought back to the major league club. He was already on the 40 man, so a simple recall was all that was required.