The Pittsburgh Pirates activated IF/OF Tucupita Marcano from the COVID-19 IL prior to Thursday’s game at PNC Park against the Milwaukee Brewers. To open up a spot on the roster, infielder Yu Chang was designated for assignment.
Marcano last played on June 15th, though he played two rehab games prior to returning to the majors. He was hitting .262/.318/.410 in 19 games with the Pirates at the time of his IL placement.
Chang was picked up from Cleveland on May 30th. He struggled through 18 games with the Pirates, hitting .167/.286/.262 with 18 strikeouts in 49 plate appearances. Prior to joining the Pirates, he was 0-for-10 with seven strikeouts for Cleveland.