The Pittsburgh Pirates reinstated right-handed pitcher Trevor Williams, who was placed on the paternity list on Saturday. To make room for him on the 25-man roster, infielder Kevin Kramer was optioned to Indianapolis.
This was the second stint for Kramer in the majors this year. After sitting for all five days during his first time with the team in mid-April, Kramer was used as a pinch-hitter on Sunday, drawing a walk and scoring a run. He was called up prior to Sunday’s game to help a shortened bench due to Corey Dickerson being out with right groin discomfort. Kramer is hitting .270/.348/.413 in 75 games with Indianapolis. He will still get time off for the All-Star break, he just won’t be collecting a Major League salary during that time. Indianapolis doesn’t play again until Thursday.