The Pittsburgh Pirates acquired a lot of players over the last week. One is set to make his debut.
What a crazy week it has been for the Pittsburgh Pirates. The team made a total of six trades last week. With the trade deadline expiring this past Friday, the team can now focus on seeing what they have in some of their young players.
This process has already started. The team has been using some of their younger players more often of late. The most recent example is when they recalled Rodolfo Castro and have pretty much have found him playing time since. The 22-year-old has already made a significant impact for the Pittsburgh Pirates.
So who could be the next young player to make an impact? Today, the Pittsburgh Pirates are putting a new name into their lineup. The team is plugging infielder Hoy Park into the lineup for his Pittsburgh Pirates debut. The Bucs just acquired Park last week from the New York Yankees. The deal sent Clay Holmes to the Yankees in exchange for Park and another minor league infielder Diego Castillo.
Park was originally assigned to Triple-A Indianapolis, but the team recalled him Saturday. Park will bat 7th for today’s game at 1:00 PM. Also, interestingly enough Park will start at shortstop, with Castro playing next to him at third.
This is a good opportunity for these two young players, especially Park. Park was for whatever reason never really given a chance with the Yankees. The Pittsburgh Pirates seem like they want to give Park that chance right away, which is great news.
Just last year the Pittsburgh Pirates had guys like JT Riddle, Will Craig, Jose Osuna, and Jarrod Dyson taking up at-bats. Finally, fans are starting to see some of the players that this Front Office has prioritized. Hopefully, Park can make an instant impact and be part of this team going forward. Not to mention, the team acquired him for a struggling relief pitcher, so the deal could end up being a real steal for Ben Cherington and staff.