The Pittsburgh Pirates activated INF/OF Adam Frazier and third baseman David Freese from the disabled list on Friday night and optioned both INF/OF Chris Bostick and infielder Max Moroff to Indianapolis.
Frazier was placed on the 10-day disabled list on April 24th with a left hamstring strain. He played three games with Indianapolis this week. Freese has been out since April 24th with right hamstring soreness. He didn’t require a rehab stint. Frazier was hitting .306/.370/.449 in 15 games before he got hurt. He went 4-for-10 with three walks and a stolen base with Indianapolis, making one start at second base and two in left field. Freese was hitting .321/.418/.536 in 18 games before he got hurt.
Moroff went 1-for-9 in four games, with two starts at second base, while Bostick was 0-for-4 with a walk in three games. He started once in left field. This was the first big league experience for Bostick. Moroff played two games for the Pirates last year.+ posts
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