Pittsburgh Pirates Expected To Recall Five Players
Now that it is September Major League Baseball rosters can expand to 40 players instead of 25. The Pittsburgh Pirates are expected to begin to add to their 25-man roster starting today.
According to multiple outlets the Pittsburgh Pirates will add five players to their Major League roster today. All five of these players have seen the Major Leagues this season. And it is not a surprise to see any of them earn call ups.
As you can see above the five players the Pittsburgh Pirates are expected to add to the roster today are starting pitchers Jameson Taillon and Steven Brault, super utility man Adam Frazier, infielder Jason Rogers, and catcher Chris Stewart. Taillon, Brault, and Frazier were all optioned to Bristol earlier this week to make room for help that was needed immediately. While Chris Stewart has been on the disabled list since July and Rogers was last in the Major Leagues in June.
None of these promotions come as a surprise. In fact, on Wednesday the Pirates announced that Taillon and Brault would both start against the Brewers this weekend. Clint Hurdle also said Adam Frazier would return as soon as Bristol’s season ended.
It will be a welcome addition to have Chris Stewart back as Francisco Cervelli‘s back up. Nothing against Eric Fryer, but Stewart is just better. Also, Jason Rogers could potentially add to the depth and versatility of the Pirates’ bench.
I expect more players to join the Pirates’ roster once Triple-A Indianapolis’ season ends. Pitchers Tyler Glasnow, Drew Hutchinson, and Trevor Williams, as well as infielders Max Moroff and Pedro Florimon are all potential call ups later in the month.