The Pittsburgh Pirates have five players currently on the injured list who are on rehab assignments and should return to the team this week. What roster moves should be made when they return from the IL?
It should be a busy week for the Pittsburgh Pirates when it comes to activating players off the injured list. Currently, the team has five players on the injured list that are on rehab assignments and could return to the active roster this week. They will also need to clear a roster spot for a recently acquired reliever.
When these players return the Pittsburgh Pirates will have a lot of roster decisions to make. Especially since it will put general manager Ben Cherington in the position of balancing roster spots between young players and the returning vets, while Derek Shelton will be looking to manage that as well when he fills out the lineup card every day.
With these roster moves on the horizon, what moves should the Pirates make? Today, we will delve into that discussion. As well as discussing how activating players from the IL could impact the lineup and bullpen usage.
Before going any further it should be noted that this is not a prediction of what the Pittsburgh Pirates will do. Instead, it is a take on what the Pirates should do with their upcoming roster moves.