The Pittsburgh Pirates announced that outfielder Bryan Reynolds has been activated from the 10-day injured list. In a corresponding move, the Bucs placed Jake Marisnick on the 10-day IL with a sprained right great toe prior to Monday’s game with the Cubs in Chicago.
Reynolds was placed on the injured list with a right oblique strain July 11. In 83 games this year, Reynolds is batting .261 with an OPS of .808. He leads the team with 15 home runs and has driven in 32 runs for the Bucs.
For the Pirates, Reynolds’ return is welcomed for a lineup that has manufactured more than four runs just three times in the 2021 All-Star’s absence. Reynolds is in the Bucs’ lineup for Monday night’s game.
The Pirates were hoping that placing Reynolds on the injured list would prevent his injury from becoming more serious. That seems to be the case as Reynolds spent just 14 days on the shelf for an injury that can sometimes keep a player out for four weeks or more.
This is the second trip to the injured list so far this season for Marisnick. In 31 games, Marisnick has hit .234 with a .661 OPS, six doubles and two home runs. The outfielder had been on a nice roll at the plate since returning to action earlier this month, hitting .357 with an OPS well north of 1.000 in nine games.