The Pittsburgh Pirates are set to recall shortstop Pedro Ciriaco, according to Jenifer Langosch. It would be assumed that Ciriaco is getting recalled to replace someone going on the disabled list, and Langosch speculates that the someone in this case would be Pedro Alvarez.
If it does end up being Alvarez, it would be likely that Brandon Wood would see extra playing time, filling in for Alvarez at third base. Steve Pearce has also taken some time at third base, and could fill in for Alvarez. Defensively, Wood is the better of the two, although neither have been inspiring on offense. Then again, neither has Alvarez this season, so the overall effect, if Alvarez goes on the DL, shouldn’t be a huge blow to the Pirates.
Tim started Pirates Prospects in 2009 from his home in Virginia, which was 40 minutes from where Pedro Alvarez made his pro debut in Lynchburg. That year, the Lynchburg Hillcats won the Carolina League championship, and Pirates Prospects was born from Tim's reporting along the way. The site has grown over the years to include many more writers, and Tim has gone on to become a credentialed MLB reporter, producing Pirates Prospects each year, and will publish his 11th Prospect Guide this offseason. He has also served as the Pittsburgh Pirates correspondent for Baseball America since 2019. Behind the scenes, Tim is an avid music lover, and most of the money he gets paid to run this site goes to vinyl records.