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Pirates Outright Michael Chavis, Greg Allen; Add Three to Taxi Squad



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The Pittsburgh Pirates have outrighted infielder Michael Chavis and outfielder Greg Allen to Triple-A Indianapolis after both players cleared waivers. Both Chavis and Allen were DFA’d by the club on Monday.

Additionally, right-handers Nick Mears and Junior Fernandez and utility man Tucupita Marcano were all added to the Pirates’ taxi squad.

Chavis appeared in 129 games with Pittsburgh this season. He hit .229 with a .654 OPS, 14 homers and 49 RBIs. The Bucs acquired Chavis during last year’s trade deadline from the Boston Red Sox.

After beginning the year on the injured list, Allen hit just .186 with a .531 OPS with eight steals in 46 games with the Pirates.

Mears has pitched 34 games with the Pirates with his last appearance coming last season. In 28.1 innings at the major league level, Mears owns a 5.08 ERA.

The right-hander went 2-1 with a 4.80 ERA in 29 games in the minor leagues this season.

Fernandez was claimed off waivers from the St. Louis Cardinals on Sept. 7. In six games with Triple-A Indianapolis, Fernandez allowed two runs and struck out eight batters.

The 25-year-old has a career 5.51 ERA in parts of four seasons in St. Louis, including a 2.93 mark earlier this season.

Marcano has already had a couple of stints with the Pirates earlier this year. The versatile player is hitting .201 with a .553 OPS in 48 games with Pittsburgh in 2022.

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