Jake Elmore Sent Outright to Indianapolis

Infielder Jake Elmore has cleared waivers and has been assigned to Indianapolis. The Pittsburgh Pirates designated Elmore for assignment  last Tuesday when they made the Jung Ho Kang signing official. The Pirates originally claimed Elmore off waivers from the Cincinnati Reds back on November 7th.

The 27-year-old will now serve as a depth option in AAA, where he will likely see time at second base and shortstop, the two positions he has played most often in his career. Elmore has actually played all nine positions in the minors, though his time in the outfield has been limited to 16 games in left field and one game in both right field and center.

  • Two of the three nobodies are now gone. One to go.

  • I am glad we protected this guy on the 40 man, while exposing Andy Oliver to the Rule 5 draft. Oliver at least had potential to become something, this guy is nothing more than a AAAA player.

    • Probably true, but the Pirates didn’t have Kang when they had to protect the roster against the rule 5

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