The Pittsburgh Pirates have recalled catcher Tony Sanchez, starter Gerrit Cole and activated pitcher Stolmy Pimentel from the disabled list. With rosters expanding today, the Pirates added these three players for their game with the Cardinals, with more likely to come tomorrow after the Indianapolis season ends. The Indians play their last game this afternoon.
Sanchez has been hitting well recently, collecting three hits in three of his last six games. His overall stats at AAA weren’t that great due to an extended mid-season slump. He finished with a .235/.337/.442 slash line in 81 games. Sanchez recently started playing first base.
Pimentel made five appearances in the minors since going down with a sprained right ankle on August 15th. He gave up one run on three hits over 5.1 innings.
Cole was only sent down to Bristol so the Pirates could get some extra bench help for a few days. It was a paper move only and he has been activated for today’s start. He was sent all the way down to Bristol so he could be activated for today’s game. The Bristol season ended on Saturday, which made Cole eligible to be recalled today instead of tomorrow like recently sent down Gregory Polanco and Jeff Locke, who are currently at Indianapolis. Because those two players haven’t been down for ten days yet, they can’t be recalled until their season ends. Locke is scheduled to start tomorrow