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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When he didn't make it as a lefty pitcher with an 80+ MPH fastball and a slider that needed work, John turned to covering the game, eventually focusing in on the prospects side, where his interest was pushed by the big league team being below .500 for so long. John has covered the minors in some form since the 2002 season, and leads the draft and international coverage on Pirates Prospects. He writes daily on Pittsburgh Baseball History, when he's not covering the entire system daily throughout the entire year on Pirates Prospects.