The Pittsburgh Pirates have recalled Max Moroff from Indianapolis and have placed Josh Harrison on the disabled list. They have also activated left-handed reliever Enny Romero and have optioned Dovydas Neverauskas to Indianapolis.
Harrison will be out six weeks with a broken hand, after getting hurt in yesterday’s game. Moroff got the call to replace him, although it remains to be seen how the playing time will break down at second base.
Romero was claimed off waivers over the weekend, and had 72 hours to report to the team. The Pirates added Kyle Crick and Richard Rodriguez from Indianapolis a day earlier. I expected one of those two to go down, but they opted for Neverauskas, which isn’t a big surprise. I’d expect Crick to take the role that Neverauskas had, and Romero to take the role that Josh Smoker had.
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Have to wonder if neverauskas will work on a breaking pitch in minors? Surprised he wasn’t working on one in spring training
2nd base is replaceable!! Plus it will be good to see us play without Josh, since he was on the block this winter!! Wish him well and hope to see him June 1st!!
Moroff can pick it and has some pop!