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Pirates Officially Call Up Madris, Cruz



The Pirates have made the Oneil Cruz and Bligh Madris call up official. To make room for both Cruz and Madris, the Pirates have optioned Liover Peguero to Triple-A Indianapolis and placed RHP Zach Thompson on the 15-day IL.

Due to Marcano still on the COVID IL, the Pirates did not have to DFA anyone to make room for Madris on the 40-man roster. Both Madris and Cruz are in the Pirates Monday lineup.

Madris is batting 7th and manning right-field and Cruz is batting 6th and playing shortstop.

Cruz on the 2022 season is slashing .232/.336/.422 with an OPS of .758 in 211 at-bats. Madris on the 2022 season is slashing .304/.385/.519 with an OPS of .904 in 158 at-bats.

As first pitch approaches, the excitement and buildup for both player’s debuts is palpable. Will they live up to the hype Monday night?

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