The Pittsburgh Pirates have recalled catcher Elias Diaz from Indianapolis. To make room on the active roster, they have optioned catcher John Bormann to Bradenton.

With Francisco Cervelli still uncertain for the next couple days due to a right foot injury, the Pirates need a catcher for at least tonight and possibly longer. Bormann was an emergency replacement yesterday due to timing and proximity to Miami, but he did not make the trip to Cincinnati with the team. Diaz was kept out of yesterday’s Indianapolis game and met the Pirates in Cincinnati for today’s game.

Diaz has been hitting well recently after a slow start. Through 15 games, he has a .305/.317/.441 slash line and he is 9-for-19 in throwing out base runners attempting to steal. This will be his third stint in the majors, though he has played just three games and received six at-bats with the Pirates.

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  1. Anyone want to give odds on wether Bormann makes it back to the Pirates active roster this season?

  2. I say let Stewart catch his buddy Cole today and give
    Diaz a day to prepare for his next two starts on Tuesday
    and Wednesday. Time to see what he can do.

    Any update on the availability to Kuhl to pitch his next turn?

    • There is no reason to keep an aging Stewart on the team period, when you have a vastly superior younger catcher available to take his place – it makes ZERO sense….

      • The reason you keep him is happening precisely right now. You need 3 catchers. If he’s not here, and cervelli hurt… then what?

        • That makes a lot of sense to me since we go thru so many catchers every year. (Diaz was hurt last year). But some people can’t figure it out.

  3. Bormann has one heck of a story to tell many years from now if that was his only cup of tea in MLB.. More like a sip, but still…. When he’s 72 he’ll tell it that he hit a 3 run shot over left center against the present day Montreal Screwballs… Lol

    • That would be the smart thing to do….so, no, Stewart will likely start and Hamilton will run wild again….

      • Amen, Lee….For a guy with an OB under .300 for his career and .265 this year, he sure looks like Vince Coleman every time he plays Pittsburgh. He would probably be out of baseball if not for the Pirates

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