Pirates Place Jake Marisnick on 10-Day IL; Recall Max Kranick
The Pirates announced that outfielder Jake Marisnick has been placed on the 10-day injured list with a left thumb injury. To take his spot on the active roster, the Pirates recalled right-handed pitcher Max Kranick from Triple-A Indianapolis.
Marisnsick injured his thumb while making a diving catch in Monday’s win over the Dodgers. While he initially stayed in the game, Marisnick eventually left the contest prior to an at-bat in the sixth inning. Cole Tucker hit for him and stayed in the game to play right field.
So far this season, Marisnick hasn’t had much success at the plate, amassing a .400 OPS, but his defense has been invaluable for the Bucs. He’s appeared in all three outfield spots and has been responsible for three defensive runs saved. He’s tied for third among all Major League outfielders with five outs above average.
Kranick pitched two scoreless innings against the Reds in Saturday’s win in the second game of a doubleheader. He was added to the roster as the 27th man, and returned to Indianapolis after the game. In four appearances in the minor leagues this season, the right-hander has a 3.12 ERA and seven strikeouts in 8.2 innings.