The Pittsburgh Pirates have designated Matt Hague for assignment, creating room on the 40-man roster for today’s waiver claim of John Axford. Previously it was assumed that Stolmy Pimentel would be DFAd, as he was seen leaving Clint Hurdle’s office after the game.
The Pirates will need to create a 25-man spot when Axford reports to the team. Rob Biertempfel says that Pimentel has been bothered by lower body soreness, and should go to the DL tomorrow.
#Pirates reliever Stolmy Pimentel has been bothered by lower body soreness. He will go on DL on Friday.
— RobBiertempfel (@RobBiertempfel) August 14, 2014
That will solve the 25-man spot, and explains why Pimentel was leaving Hurdle’s office after the game.