Cole Tucker Activated off the IL, Tucupita Marcano Optioned to Altoona

The Pittsburgh Pirates have activated Cole Tucker off of the COVID injured list, and to make room, have optioned Tucupita Marcano to Altoona.

Marcano was brought up on short notice when Tucker and Bryan Reynolds both went on the IL with COVID this week. He made it into one game with the Pirates, going 1-for-2 with a double. The Pirates added Marcano last year at the deadline in the Adam Frazier trade, also bringing in Jack Suwinski in the deal, who joined Marcano from Altoona.

Suwinski remains with the team, and is in the lineup tonight, starting in right field. He’s got a .375 OPS in 16 plate appearances. Tucker, meanwhile, has a .390 OPS in 41 plate appearances this year, playing second, short, and mostly in right field. Tucker isn’t in the lineup tonight.

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