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Pirates Expected to Recall Phillip Evans, Hoy Park

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According to Jason Mackey of the Pittsburgh Post Gazette, the Pirates plan on recalling utility guys Phillip Evans and Hoy Park from Triple-A Indianapolis. It will be the second stint for both players in Pittsburgh this year.

In 72 games with the Pirates this season, Evans has hit .208 with five homers, 16 RBIs and a .618 OPS. He’s appeared at both infield corners, both outfield corners and even pitched a scoreless inning before being optioned to Indianapolis on Aug. 7.

In 23 games at Triple-A, Evans has hit .280 with a .718 OPS (95 wRC+)

Park was acquired in July from the Yankees in the deal that sent Clay Holmes to New York.

In 18 games with the Pirates, Park has managed just a .567 OPS. The slump continued at Indianapolis where Park was hitting just .136, but did have a .355 on-base percentage, thanks to a 22.6 BB%.

Before coming to the Pirates, Park had a a 1.042 OPS with the Yankees for their Triple-A affiliate.

With Ke’Bryan Hayes and Michael Chavis banged up, it is unclear at this time if either Evans or Park will take their place on the active roster. September callups are just a day away, so rosters will be expanding to 28 players.

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