The Pittsburgh Pirates placed outfielder Jake Marisnick on the 10-day injured list due to a left thumb injury suffered in Monday’s game. He was replaced on the 26-man roster by pitcher Max Kranick, who pitched two scoreless innings on Saturday in his 2022 season debut.
Marisnick is hitting .163/.196/.204 in 22 games this season, though his defense has been above average, leading him to a 0.0 WAR for the season. The Pirates now have just three outfielders on the active roster, including Jack Suwinski, who has all of 11 games above Double-A. Of the other players on the current active roster, both Cole Tucker and Diego Castillo have made outfield starts this season.
John started working at Pirates Prospects in 2009, but his connection to the Pittsburgh Pirates started exactly 100 years earlier when Dots Miller debuted for the 1909 World Series champions. John was born in Kearny, NJ, two blocks from the house where Dots Miller grew up. From that hometown hero connection came a love of Pirates history, as well as the sport of baseball.
When he didn't make it as a lefty pitcher with an 80+ MPH fastball and a slider that needed work, John turned to covering the game, eventually focusing in on the prospects side, where his interest was pushed by the big league team being below .500 for so long. John has covered the minors in some form since the 2002 season, and leads the draft and international coverage on Pirates Prospects. He writes daily on Pittsburgh Baseball History, when he's not covering the entire system daily throughout the entire year on Pirates Prospects.