Bryan Reynolds to the Injured List; Jake Marisnick Returns

The Pittsburgh Pirates placed Bryan Reynolds on the 10-day injured list with an oblique strain prior to Monday’s game against the Miami Marlins. Jake Marisnick was activated off of the 60-day IL to take the place of Reynolds. To make room on the 40-man roster, Cam Vieaux was designated for assignment.

Reynolds was injured in the middle of yesterday’s game and was originally listed as day-to-day. With the All-Star break coming up a week from now, it makes sense to be cautious with any injury, since part of his missed time will be days off. However, there is no word on the severity of the injury, so he could be out longer. He is hitting .261/.343/.465 in 83 games this year.

Marisnick hit .163/.196/.204 in 22 games for the Pirates before he was placed on the injured list with a thumb injury back in May that required surgery and landed him on the 60-day IL. He had a .644 OPS in seven games of rehab with Indianapolis.

Vieaux made his big league debut on June 17th and made five appearances for the Pirates before being sent back to Indianapolis. He allowed nine runs in five innings, with most of that damage coming in his final appearance. The 28-year-old lefty has a 2.12 ERA and an 0.88 WHIP in 29.2 innings with Indianapolis.

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Why do we need Marisnick exactly?


Maybe he will walk, steal a base score a run with 2 outs and then hit a 2 run bomb…Won’t do much other wise  😀  Seriously, In the long run they do not need him but some team will want him for that speed on the base paths and his defense for a playoff run. Guys like him and Billy Hamilton are always a welcome add for a contender, especially now that they can mix up their lineup each series now. There will be interest and that HR will help the interest. Hope that they get an interesting lotto pick for him .


The right thing for Reynolds is he needs to be healthy, as for Marisnick if Reynolds is a short-term injury he will be gone shortly after all-star game. If not he will be gone before August anyway…


Wooo Hooo! Marisnick is back!! So exciting! Not! Same old Pirates


We had the excitement of a bunch of young guys coming up and now most of them are back in the minors. Back to the same old mediocre veterans getting most of the playing time. I guess I will have to go back to watching the minors again.


The Pirates are uniquely gifted in demoralizing the fan base.


There’s like 13 of you getting butthurt about seeing fewer 22 yo kids get their teeth kicked in.


Why not bring up TSwag to play CF? Esp if Reynolds is going to be out for at least a month? See what he can do. Jake is waste of roster space. BC’s roster decisions are becoming more mind numbing than Sheltie’s lineup decisions.


I think the next time they bring Swaggerty up is for good, or at least up to him to be for good…


I think this is a last ditch effort to try and squeeze some trade value out of Marisnick, Van 0-Fer, and Tsutsugo. Which is stupid, in my opinion. Cut them now and go with Bae, Mitchell/Swaggerty, and Marcano/Park.


At least Marisnick has speed and defensive value. That is why guys like him and Billy Hamilton stick around the league. There will be someone who will value him for that role for the playoff run. PR and late game defense to help hold a league. Other two not much at all at this point. Van 0-fer was actually giving some value pre IL but has truly sucked since coming back


And they are facing 3 lefties this series, could be as simple as that!


Perhaps but I really see no way there is any trade value in Marisnick.


If Marisnick had any real value he wouldn’t have signed with the Pirates…


Would be some interest but not much of a return.


My guess below was that Allen is due back soon and Jake will be DFAd for Allen. Also could be that Reynolds is something very minor or at least thought to be very minor and he will be back after the All Star break. We shall see


Hope brey isnt gone long but obliques are scary. Dont love the dfa of vieux as we arent exactly swimming in LHP. Not so surprised by this esp since marisnick is RH.

Wilbur Miller

That’s a world-class downgrade. The stoopid just won’t be denied.


Come on with the hyperbole already. Anybody replacing Reynolds will be a major downgrade. I dont know what else could have been done for CF other than Swags and he showed he wasn’t quite ready yet.


The entirety of this website has turned into like 13 people incessantly bitching about the fact that the Indianapolis Indians are not playing in pittsburgh. My god, people.


he showed he wasn’t ready in the……9 at bats he received?


Not exactly tearing up AAA either. All I’m saying this is not shocking to anyone that they brought back Marisnick at this point in time.


you don’t have to be tearing up a league to deserve to be called up to the mlb. he’s done what he’s supposed to do in aaa imo.

All I’m saying this is not shocking to anyone that they brought back Marisnick at this point in time.”

i guess that’s kind of the point? it isn’t shocking. because it’s essentially a pointless move. marisnick provides very little value to the team. sure he’s good defensively, but for a team that struggles to score runs, he’s a negative value to the lineup.

sure swaggerty could continue to not hit, but he at least has the potential to improve…while marisnick has shown he cannot hit in the mlb.

now if you want to say they brought him back because they’re facing 3 lefties this series, and you’d rather have his right handed bat in the lineup (who he hits better), then sure i can see that at least.

i guess i just disagreed with the swaggerty comment, since it’s way too small of a sample size to make determinations on.


Ok fair enough


when you have the chance to bring back one of the worst hitters in baseball, you just gotta do it


Insert gif here of T Swags snapping a pencil


one more reason to not watch the pirates. excellent

Last edited 6 months ago by agent00

Temporary until Allen is ready. At least that is my guess.


Or really is not much of a strain and to make sure it heals they put Reynolds on the IL and he will be back right after the break next week and Jake is gone.

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