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Pirates Recall Henry Davis, Jack Suwinski and Liover Peguero in Slew of Roster Moves

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The Pittsburgh Pirates made a slew of roster moves ahead of Tuesday’s game against the Los Angeles Dodgers.

Henry Davis will catch Jared Jones on Tuesday and outfielder Jack Suwinski and infielder Liover Peguero will also be recalled from Triple-A Indianapolis. Suwinski is batting ninth and playing center field. Peguero is not in the starting lineup.

Infielder/outfielder Ji Hwan Bae landed on the 10-day injured list with a right wrist sprain and outfielder Michael A. Taylor was placed on the paternity list.

The Pirates also selected the contract of right-handed reliever Ben Heller from Indianapolis and optioned Jose Hernandez. Catcher Grant Koch was designated for assignment.

Davis broke camp with the Pirates as their primary catcher but struggled mightily at the plate before he was optioned to Triple-A Indianapolis. In 23 games with Pittsburgh to start the year, Davis put up an anemic .162/.280/.206 slash with three doubles and four RBIs.

Since he was sent down on May 3, the 2021 first-overall pick appeared to figure something out. In 23 games with the Indians, Davis hit .296 with a 1.078 OPS and belted seven home runs.

Like with Davis, Suwinski broke camp with the Pirates and was expected to have a key role on the 2024 team but scuffled with the bat. Suwinski played in 49 games with the Pirates before he was optioned to Indianapolis on May 23.

In his first stint with the Pirates this season, Suwinski hit just .174 with a .565 OPS with his usually-excellent power taking a large step back. The 25-year-old hit four home runs and posted a .123 ISO.

He hit .250 with a .704 OPS, one triple and one home run in seven games after getting sent down.

This will be Peguero’s first time in the majors this season after making his big-league debut in 2022 and playing 59 games with the Pirates last season.

In 51 games at Triple-A this year, Peguero has slashed .272/.341/.387 with 12 doubles, two triples, two home runs, 34 RBIs and five stolen bases.

Heller pitched in 18 games for Indianapolis prior to his promotion. He went 1-1 with a 4.91 ERA and struck out 42 batters in 22.1 innings pitched.

Hernandez, meanwhile, had not pitched in a game with the Pirates since May 23. He’s gone 1-1 with a 3.38 ERA and one save across a couple different stints in the big leagues this season.

Koch had his contract selected last week and appeared in three games for the Pirates. He went hitless in seven at-bats, drew a walk and scored one run.

Furthermore, Jason Delay, who underwent surgery on his right knee, was activated off the 60-day injured list and optioned to Indianapolis. Left-hander Marco Gonzales (forearm) took Delay’s spot on the 60-day IL, transferring from the 15-day IL.

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