The Pittsburgh Pirates have recalled infielder Matt Hague from Triple-A and have optioned catcher Eric Fryer back down to Indianapolis. Fryer was with the team to serve as an emergency catcher with Rod Barajas injured. Barajas is healthy now, which left no need for a third catcher.
Hague hit for a .235/.278/.265 line in 68 at-bats during his two previous trips to the majors this year. His last time up he started with an eight game hitting streak before eventually moving back to the bench as a result of hot streaks from Casey McGehee and Garrett Jones.