The Pittsburgh Pirates have designated infielder Jake Elmore for assignment to make room on the 40-man roster for infielder Jung Ho Kang.
The Pirates claimed Elmore back on November 7th after the Cincinnati Reds put him on waivers. He has played briefly in the Majors each of the last three seasons with three different teams. Elmore was 2-for-11 in five games for the Reds last year.
The Pirates made the Jung Ho Kang signing official on Friday, agreeing to a four-year deal. Due to the timing of the signing, the Pirates didn’t have to add him to the 40-man roster until today.
The Pirates now have ten days to either trade Elmore, or if he clears waivers, they can send him outright to the minors, or release him.