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Pirates DFA Josh VanMeter; Recall Hoy Park



Josh VanMeter

The Pittsburgh Pirates designated infielder Josh VanMeter for assignment prior to Wednesday’s doubleheader against the New York Mets at PNC Park.

To take his place on the roster, infielder Hoy Park was recalled from Triple-A Indianapolis.

In 67 games with the Pirates this season, VanMeter slumped to a .187 batting average and a .558 OPS. He hit five doubles, two triples and three home runs and drove in 14 runs.

Since the beginning of August, VanMeter has seen his role greatly diminished, only appearing in 11 games.

The Bucs acquired VanMeter from the Arizona Diamondbacks prior to the start of the season in exchange for minor league pitcher Listher Sosa.

Park has appeared in 22 games with the Pirates this year. The 26-year-old has posted a .661 OPS with a pair of home runs.

In his last three games in Triple-A, Park has recorded seven hits, including two home runs and has driven in six runs.

Additionally, left-hander Eric Stout was added to the roster as the 29th-man for the doubleheader.

Stout has a 4.61 ERA and a save in 14 appearances with Pittsburgh this season.

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