Pirates Make Their First Round of September Call-Ups

The Pittsburgh Pirates have called up five players today, expanding their roster to 30 players for their first game in September. They have recalled Jameson Taillon, Steven Brault, and Adam Frazier from Bristol, while activating Chris Stewart from the disabled list, and calling up Jason Rogers from Indianapolis.

The returns for Taillon, Brault, and Frazier were expected. They were sent down to Bristol in order to bring up a few additional players who could help before rosters expanded. Normally, the Pirates would have to wait ten days to recall these players. However, because Bristol’s season ended yesterday, the Pirates were able to recall them today, which was the point of sending them to Bristol.

Chris Stewart was also expected to get the call, as Sean McCool reported earlier in the week. Jason Rogers getting called up isn’t a surprise, as he provides an extra bat off the bench, and the Pirates can replace him with Jose Osuna in the final few days in Indianapolis. I would expect more players to arrive from Triple-A when their season ends, with the most likely arrival being Max Moroff.

  • Bridgevillebuck
    September 3, 2016 10:37 am

    Wow, lots of arguing over the 4th string catcher and the 6-7th bat off the bench. Not gonna help the horrendous offense of late. If we only had Dickerson, Brixton and Osuna…

  • What would have happened if Bristol game was rained out yesterday and their season had not ended. How would that have effected the call ups and tonight’s starting pitcher?

  • HartHighPirate
    September 2, 2016 6:04 pm

    Why isn’t Glasnow up? He won yesterday. Is FO screwing him for 2023 instead of 2022? When does he get MLB minimum salary?

  • I wonder if Glasnow and/or NGoepe will get recalled.

    • Ngoepe is suspended if I am correct so I dont think he can be or he would have been up Tuesday I think.

  • Osuna would be the better bat off the bench – once again the FO does not reward performance.

  • Aren’t Jason Rogers numbers way down? Any idea what they are going to do with Osuna? He has done well in Indy and Altoona…

    • Agreed, I feel like Osuna’s bat has surpassed Rogers at this point. Strictly based on numbers, I haven’t seen any games.

    • Osuna will probably be up in a few days, as Tim pointed out above. I guess having Rogers on the bench is better than just not having the spot filled, but that dude is bad.

    • BuccosFanStuckinMD
      September 2, 2016 6:25 pm

      Another great NH trade….Broxton and Supak for Rogers

      • Yeah Broxton is awesome with his .222 Batting average. He would totally be better then our current outfielders or our bench outfields too…… Supak has a 4.64 ERA and hasnt pitched above A ball not to metions his 1.424 WHIP, Yep totally killed our farm system losing him.

    • I expect them to potentially add Osuna in the off season. They will probably let him spend next year in Indy. Only 210 AB’s at Indy this year.

  • BuccosFanStuckinMD
    September 2, 2016 4:14 pm

    Stewart instead of Diaz….genius move. Is Stewart a part of the Pirates future? No, why waste at bats on him?

    • Let Diaz get game time in Indy. It is only for a few days.

    • Like it or not, for better or worse, stewart is indeed a part of the pirates future…

    • Stewart’s rehab assignment was specifically started so he could spend the maximum 20 days in the minors, which ended yesterday. He has to be up today. They already said over a week ago he would be up now, and they also said Diaz will be up after the season ends in Indianapolis

      • BuccosFanStuckinMD
        September 2, 2016 6:24 pm

        Why not DFA him? He can’t even hit AA pitching….why is it so critical to keep him? He can’t throw or hit and isnt very good defensively. Does he have photos of NH in compromising positions?

        • They obviously liked him enough to give him a two-year deal with an option, so I’m not sure why anyone would be surprised he is back, especially after all of the injuries problems the Pirates had this season

          • BuccosFanStuckinMD
            September 2, 2016 8:16 pm

            Well, given some of this FO decisions, I guess it’s par for the course. You have what many consider is the best defensive and throwing catcher in the minors, and you prefer a guy like Stewart. Right up there with the Niese trade, Nova trade, Hutchison trade, Dickerson trade, Jason Rogers trade, etc.

            • It must be difficult to be so much smarter than the people who are actually paid to make those decisions, and yet they never ask your opinion.

            • So you would rather Diaz come up and watch games as opposed to playing in games. Oh you probably will also say he should start over Cervelli too.

            • The Niese trade the first one or the second. Neil Walker is now out for the season with Back Surgery. I with the best for him but this began to be a sign last year so perhaps the Pirates were concerned of the long term issues. The second part of that trade, so you rather keep Niese or have Bastardo who is more useful to the team out of the Bullpen…….

              The Nova trade yeah casue he has not pitched well at all since he came here so that was just terrible.

              Alex Dickerson really the guy hits .253 with little to no power and isnt even an every day player with the Padres. You complain about some of the stupidest trades. Really man get a grip.

    • Well, Stewie is signed through next year, so he is part of the future, I guess!

  • Hanson, denied once again, or just waiting for AAA season to end?