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Pirates Officially Call Up Madris, Cruz

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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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