The Pittsburgh Pirates have added catcher Jacob Stallings to the active roster ahead of Sunday's game. To make space on the 25-man roster, outfielder Jordan Luplow has been optioned to Indianapolis.

This move was made necessary by Francisco Cervelli leaving last night's game early after taking a foul ball off the mask. He was just removed as a precautionary measure, but the Pirates are playing it safe today. They have off tomorrow, so it's possible this is just one day for Stallings back with the big team and someone could join the team Tuesday in Minnesota. If Cervelli is unable to play by Tuesday, then they will be able to put him on the DL retroactive to today to shorten the time missed....

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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.