The Pirates are reinstating Ke’Bryan Hayes from the 60-day injured record, the group introduced. Wil Crowe has been optioned to Triple-A Indianapolis to clear energetic roster house. Hayes is hitting second and beginning at third base on this night’s sport towards the Marlins.
Hayes is arguably a very powerful participant within the Pirates group, so his return is a welcome growth for the group and its followers alike. The 24-year-old entered the 12 months as a preferred decide to win the NL Rookie of the 12 months award after he burst onto the scene in 2020. Hayes, recognized extra for his elite glove than his bat within the minors, made his MLB debut final September and hit a spectacular .376/.442/.682 over his first 95 plate appearances. Nobody moderately anticipated him to duplicate that form of manufacturing, however the offensive outburst coupled along with his sterling defensive popularity makes it straightforward to examine Hayes as a cornerstone place participant whom the rebuilding membership can construct round over the following few years.
Sadly, a left wrist harm despatched him to the injured record simply two video games into the common season. Whereas Hayes wasn’t initially anticipated to overlook a lot time, he suffered a setback in late April that has saved him out of main league motion for the previous two months. In his absence, the Pirates have turned to Erik González, Phillip Evans and Wilmer Difo on the sizzling nook to dreadful outcomes. Pittsburgh third basemen have hit simply .201/.254/.282, which ties the Royals group for the worst offensive output on the place within the league.
Crowe, acquired from the Nationals as a part of the Josh Bell deal final winter, has made eight appearances (seven begins) this season. They’ve not gone nicely, because the righty has solely managed a 7.26 ERA/5.06 SIERA with worse than common strikeout and stroll charges (19.3% and 11.7%, respectively). The Pirates seen the 26-year-old as a giant league prepared rotation arm after they introduced him in, so it wouldn’t be shocking to see him again within the majors in comparatively brief order if he can get on monitor in Indianapolis. The 20-34 Bucs aren’t contenders, so the first focus this season is figuring out whether or not youthful, cost-controlled gamers like Crowe might be part of the group’s long-term future.
Hayes’ activation from the 60-day IL required the opening of a 40-man roster spot. Proper-hander JT Brubaker, who went on bereavement depart final weekend, has been positioned on the COVID-19 IL whereas he goes by way of consumption testing protocols. That briefly creates the 40-man emptiness for Hayes’ return, though the membership might want to make one other 40-man transfer as soon as Brubaker clears the consumption course of.