The Pittsburgh Pirates activated INF/OF Adam Frazier and third baseman David Freese from the disabled list on Friday night and optioned both INF/OF Chris Bostick and infielder Max Moroff to Indianapolis.

Frazier was placed on the 10-day disabled list on April 24th with a left hamstring strain. He played three games with Indianapolis this week. Freese has been out since April 24th with right hamstring soreness. He didn’t require a rehab stint. Frazier was hitting .306/.370/.449 in 15 games before he got hurt. He went 4-for-10 with three walks and a stolen base with Indianapolis, making one start at second base and two in left field. Freese was hitting .321/.418/.536 in 18 games before he got hurt.

Moroff went 1-for-9 in four games, with two starts at second base, while Bostick was 0-for-4 with a walk in three games. He started once in left field. This was the first big league experience for Bostick. Moroff played two games for the Pirates last year.

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  1. Not really a fan of a guy not competitively swinging a bat for 2+ weeks then not going for a rehab assignment to get back up to game speed, regardless if he’s a veteran or not.

      • I agree – I heard last night that the Pirates have a streak of 5 games of 6 or fewer hits. I believe last night made 6 consecutive games. I believe this is a franchise record.

  2. So the pitching in the majors is better than AAA because major league pitchers can hit their spots more often than the other guys. More speed, too. Is fielding in the majors appreciably different than in AAA? Perhaps the speed of the ball coming off the bat is significantly higher. Also, has Frazier always struggled so badly with defense that it stopped his bat from playing?

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