The Pittsburgh Pirates and Detroit Tigers are playing a doubleheader today. Each team will be allowed to add a 26th man to the roster for the second game. The Pirates announced that they will be adding Jose Osuna to take that temporary spot.

Osuna spent most of 2017 with the Pirates, hitting .233/.269/.428 in 105 games. He has been in Indianapolis this season, batting .333/.404/.533 in 13 games. Osuna has hits in all 13 games, which follows a 17-game hit streak to end his winter in Venezuela and a 1.044 OPS in 22 games during Spring Training. He has been playing third base for Indianapolis, where he has committed one error in 26 chances....

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John Dreker
John was born in Kearny, NJ, hometown of the 2B for the Pirates 1909 World Championship team, Dots Miller. In fact they have some of the same relatives in common, so it was only natural for him to become a lifelong Pirates fan. Before joining Pirates Prospects in July 2010, John had written numerous articles on the history of baseball while also releasing his own book and co-authoring another on the history of the game. He writes a weekly article on Pirates history for the site, has already interviewed many of the current minor leaguers with many more on the way and follows the foreign minor league teams very closely for the site. John also provides in person game reports of the West Virginia Power and Altoona Curve.