The Pittsburgh Pirates announced prior to Wednesday’s doubleheader against the New York Mets that infielder Josh VanMeter has been designated for assignment. The Pirates recalled infielder Hoy Park to take his roster spot. They also recalled pitcher Eric Stout as the 29th man for today’s doubleheader.
VanMeter was acquired via trade prior to the season. He played 67 games this season, hitting .187/.266/.292 in 192 plate appearances, while seeing time at six different positions, including pitcher and catcher. He finished with a -1.1 WAR this season, which is the third worst among the 62 players used this year by the Pirates.
Park has a .220/.281/.380 slash line in 22 games with the Pirates this year. He just finished up a strong weekend at Indianapolis, with led to a 1.030 OPS in 30 plate appearances for the week.
Stout has a 4.61 ERA and a 1.83 WHIP in 13.2 innings over 14 appearances with the Pirates.