The Pittsburgh Pirates have reinstated third baseman Pedro Alvarez from the Bereavement List and relief pitcher Ernesto Frieri has been designated for assignment.
Frieri was acquired by the Pirates in exchange for Jason Grilli on June 27th. He made 14 appearances for Pittsburgh, posting a 10.13 ERA in 10.2 innings.
Alvarez has been on the Bereavement List since August 5th. He returned to Pittsburgh today and was taking grounders at first base prior to the game according to Rob Biertempfel.
#Pirates Pedro Alvarez now is fielding grounders at FIRST base.
— RobBiertempfel (@RobBiertempfel) August 8, 2014