The Pittsburgh Pirates have placed outfielder Gregory Polanco on the disabled list retroactive to yesterday. They have recalled catcher Elias Diaz to take his place on the active roster.
Polanco hurt his left hamstring while chasing after a fly ball during Saturday’s game. He has already been on the disabled list this year due to a hamstring strain and told the media afterwards that this one felt worse than the previous time. He missed exactly ten days during his last DL trip.
The Pirates went to Diaz instead of an outfielder, because Francisco Cervelli has been nursing an injured hand for some time and it caused him to leave Sunday’s game early. Cervelli won’t require a disabled list trip at this point, but having Diaz there will allow him some time off. Placing him on the DL and making it retroactive is still a possibility at this point. The Pirates also have an added outfield option for right field now that Sean Rodriguez is back with the team.