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Pirates Activate Chavis, Stallings; Davis Optioned and Overton Placed on IL



Pittsburgh Pirates Jacob Stallings

The Pirates have activated Michael Chavis off the 10-day injured list and Jacob Stallings off the 7-day concussion IL. Chavis was placed on the IL with a right elbow strain on Aug. 31. Taylor Davis has been optioned to Indianapolis and Connor Overton has been placed on the 10-day injured list to make room on the active roster.

Chavis began a rehab assignment with Triple-A Indianapolis on Sept. 16. In eight rehab games, Chavis slashed .357/.471/.714 with a double, three home runs and eight runs driven in. Chavis was acquired from the Red Sox at the trade deadline in exchange for Austin Davis. In six games with the Pirates prior to his elbow injury, Chavis hit .364 (8 for 22) with two doubles, a home run and a pair of RBIs.

Chavis is versatile as a defender, playing first base, second base, third base and both corner outfield spots during his Major League career.

Stallings was placed on the concussion IL on Sept. 20. In 109 games with the Pirates, Stallings has slashed .240/.329/.366 while playing Gold Glove-caliber defense behind the plate.

Davis appeared in two games for the Pirates in Stallings’ absence and will now head back to Triple-A.

Overton’s season comes to a close due to a right shoulder strain after appearing in five games with the Pirates since coming over from Toronto. He was off to a good start as he didn’t allow a run in his first three appearances, but was tagged for eight earned runs over his last two games.

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