The Pittsburgh Pirates have outrighted catcher Jacob Stallings to Indianapolis. Our own Brian Peloza reports that Stallings is active in Indianapolis, although he’s not in today’s lineup.
Jacob Stallings is active today after clearing waivers. Pitcher Kyle Lobstein has been deleted from the roster.
— Brian Peloza (@BrianPeloza) July 6, 2016
In Lobstein’s case, I wouldn’t be surprised if that’s a temporary move, with him returning to the roster once Tyler Glasnow’s spot is cleared. But for now, there’s no word on his status.
It seems quick that Stallings has already been outrighted to Indianapolis, as he would have had to clear waivers first. That said, the Pirates probably put him on revocable waivers prior to this move, meaning they would have known that he cleared prior to designating him for assignment yesterday.
This is good news for the Pirates, as they maintain catching depth in the organization. It’s not so good news for Stallings, who remains stuck behind a lot of talented catching options over the next few years.