Pirates Recall Outfielder Jason Martin; Kyle Crick Placed on Injured List

The Pittsburgh Pirates announced on Friday afternoon that right-handed pitcher Kyle Crick has been placed on the 10-day injured list. They have recalled outfielder Jason Martin to take his place on the roster.

Martin was expected to be called up yesterday after Corey Dickerson went on the 10-day injured list due to a shoulder injury, but the Pirates wanted to wait an extra day due to a tired bullpen. This appears to be a short-term recall for Martin, who wasn’t in the Opening Day lineup for Indianapolis yesterday. He will likely remain up until one of the injured outfielders can return. Martin hit .304/.304/.739 during Spring Training for the Pirates.

As for Crick, the Pirates had an extra arm in the bullpen, so now they are down to a five starters and seven reliever setup. There was no word on his injury yesterday, so his potential return time is unknown at this point.

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