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Tuesday, December 6, 2022

Minor Moves: Jose Osuna Goes on Disabled List, Paulino Injures Knee

Bradenton’s Jose Osuna went on the disabled list today with an oblique strain that occurred in the first game of yesterday’s doubleheader. He left after playing defense in the top of the first inning. The Marauders added D.J. Crumlich to their roster to take his place.

Osuna has been hitting better than last year, when he put up a .655 OPS for Bradenton. He is hitting .282 with a .726 OPS in 23 games this year. Crumlich played four games early in the season for Bradenton before being reassigned to Extended Spring Training.

Other minor moves to mention. Cody Eppley and Kenn Kasparek have joined Indianapolis as the Pirates needed to make moves in the majors, calling up Jared Hughes, Vin Mazzaro and now Jeff Locke for tomorrow’s start.

Carlos Paulino went on the disabled list earlier this week with right knee inflammation. Ralph Henriquez took his place on the Altoona roster.

Two moves from yesterday in case you missed them:

Reese McGuire was activated from the disabled list  and the Pirates traded Benji Gonzalez to the San Diego Padres.

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