Steve Pearce, out for several days due to patella tendinitis in his left knee, will receive a plasma-rich platelet injection in hopes of avoiding surgery. He will be out of action until at least August. Surgery remains a possibility.
The Pirates promoted closer Daniel Moskos and outfielder Alex Presley to Triple-A Indianapolis yesterday. Starting pitcher Trent Stevenson was also promoted from the Gulf Coast League to State College of the short season New York-Penn League.