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.