Clint Hurdle told the local media before Friday night’s game in Milwaukee that both left fielder Corey Dickerson and third baseman Jung Ho Kang are expected to be activated for tomorrow’s game.
The Pirates are planning to activate Corey Dickerson and Jung Ho Kang tomorrow, Clint Hurdle said.
— Adam Berry (@adamdberry) June 7, 2019
Dickerson has been out since April 4th, playing just four games before going on the injured list with a right shoulder strain. He was rehabbing at Indianapolis until joining the Pirates yesterday for the flight to Milwaukee. Dickerson hit .182/.237/.212 in nine games during his Triple-A stint.
Kang has been out since May 13th with a left side strain. He began a rehab assignment with Indianapolis exactly two weeks later, and he hit .444/.516/.667 in eight games. Kang made two starts at shortstop and played another game there off of the bench, so there might be a plan for him to see some time there with the Pirates.
There will be moves made tomorrow to get both players on the roster. Dickerson needs to be placed back on the 40-man roster from the 60-day injured list, so there will need to be a move made there as well because the 40-man is currently full.