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Pirates Place Bryan Reynolds on IL, Recall Cody Bolton



Bryan Reynolds, Pittsburgh Pirates

The hits keep coming for the Pittsburgh Pirates. Outfielder Bryan Reynolds has landed on the 10-day injured list with lower back inflammation.

To take his place on the roster, right-handed pitcher Cody Bolton has been recalled from Triple-A Indianapolis.

Reynolds has had another strong season at the plate, hitting .279 with an .823 OPS. He’s hit 20 doubles, eight home runs and has driven in 40 runs.

Reynolds had been absent from the lineup each of the last two games and didn’t make an appearance, so the IL stint is retroactive to June 20.

It’s certainly a blow for the Pirates, whose struggles on offense are a big reason as to why the club has lost nine consecutive games.

In five appearances for the Pirates this season, Bolton has allowed 11 runs in eight innings while walking nine and striking out seven.

Bolton owns a 2.77 ERA in 18 appearances (one start) for Indianapolis on the season.

Additionally, Ji-Man Choi will begin a rehab assignment with Double-A Altoona. Choi appeared in nine games for the Pirates this season before being placed on the injured list with a left Achilles tendon strain.

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