PITTSBURGH — The Pittsburgh Pirates have brought up yet another prospect to make his major league debut. Jared Triolo had his contract selected from Triple-A Indianapolis.
Triolo will make his first big league appearance on Wednesday night at PNC Park against the San Diego Padres at third base while hitting eighth in the lineup. He will wear No. 19.
To make room for Triolo on the active roster, Ke’Bryan Hayes has been placed on the 10-day injured list with lower back inflammation. The IL stint is retroactive to June 25.
Triolo is regarded as one of the best defensive prospects in the Pirates’ system. A natural third baseman, the bulk of his opportunities should come at the hot corner, though he has moved around the infield in his career.
The 25-year-old missed the start of the season after undergoing surgery on his hamate bone but has started to find his groove with the bat.
In 37 games with Triple-A Indianapolis this season, Triolo has hit .309 with an .876 OPS, 14 doubles, three tiples, one home run, 24 RBIs and eight stolen bases.
Triolo was originally selected by the Pirates in the second round of the 2019 MLB Draft out of the University of Houston.
As for Hayes, his back will keep him out of action until he is recovered, though no clear timetable was given yet. On the year, Hayes has a .688 OPS with a league-high five triples. He’s responsible for 10 defensive runs saved in 74 games at third base.