The Pirates announced a trio of roster moves as Bryan Reynolds has been placed on the 10-day injured list with a right oblique strain. To take Reynolds’ spot on the active roster, Jake Marisnick has been activated off the 60-day injured list. Left-handed pitcher Cam Vieaux has been designated for assignment.
It’s a tough blow for Reynolds and the Pirates lineup as Reynolds has been on fire of late. In 32 games since June 9, Reynolds is slashing .339/.413/.606 with seven homers and 18 runs driven in. After a slow start to the season, Reynolds started to play like an All-Star caliber player again.
On the year, Reynolds has manned center field for the majority of the season. He’s hitting .261 with an .808 OPS, 11 doubles and 15 homeruns.
Marisnick has been out since May after undergoing thumb surgery that landed him on the 60-day IL. Marisnick has played in 22 games this season and has struggled at the plate, amassing a .400 OPS through his first 52 plate appearances. His defense has been strong, as evident by his three defensive runs saved.
Marisnick is slated in the eight-spot in the Pirates lineup for Monday’s game against the Marlins and will be playing centerfield.
Vieaux, a sixth-round draft pick in 2016, made his Major League debut with the Pirates this season. His last appearance was a 56-pitch inning against the Brewers in which he allowed six earned runs.