The Pittsburgh Pirates announced that they have recalled infielder Kevin Kramer from Indianapolis. With Jason Martin now out for the season, a spot opened up for Kramer to get some playing time.
Kramer was with the Pirates twice earlier this season, but he played just one game and walked in his only plate appearance. He hit .260/.335/.417 in 113 games with Indianapolis this year, collecting 30 doubles and ten home runs. Defensively, he has played all four infield spots this season and both corner outfield positions, with most of his time spent at second base. His .752 OPS this season was 104 points below the mark he put up in 2018 with Indianapolis, and that’s despite the fact that the International League saw a huge increase in offense this season.