The Pittsburgh Pirates activated third baseman Ke’Bryan Hayes from the 10-day Injured List before Tuesday night’s game against the Atlanta Braves. He missed the minimum amount of time after suffering a back injury during the previous weekend. To make room on the 26-man roster, infielder Kevin Padlo was optioned to Indianapolis.
Hayes is hitting .251/.323/.358 in 103 games this season, with 27 extra-base hits and 13 steals. Much of his value comes from his defense, where he’s credited with 2.1 dWAR, giving him 3.4 WAR for the season.
Padlo didn’t get much of a chance after replacing Hayes seven days ago, going 0-for-11 in three games. Including his earlier stint in the majors before joining the Pirates, he is 4-for-33 with a .299 OPS this season.