PITTSBURGH — Prior to Tuesday night’s game against the Boston Red Sox, Pittsburgh Pirates manager Derek Shelton told reporters the team will be placing third baseman Ke’Bryan Hayes on the 10-day injured list with a mid-back muscle strain. To take his spot on the roster, the Pirates will recall corner infielder Kevin Padlo.
Hayes hasn’t appeared in a game since last Thursday with what was referred to as back spasms. The IL stint is retroactive to Aug. 13.
In 103 games this season, Hayes has slashed .251/.323/.358 with 18 doubles, six home runs and 13 steals. Defensively, Hayes leads the league with 16 defensive runs saved.
The Pirates claimed Padlo off waivers from the Mariners on Aug. 7 and sent him to Triple-A Indianapolis. In four games with the Indians, Padlo hit .533 with a 1.430 OPS. He hit two doubles, homered once and drove in six runs.
The 26-year-old Padlo has appeared in 20 games at the major ;eague level between Seattle, San Francisco and Tampa Bay. He has gone 5 for 35 (.143) with two doubles and three RBIs.
Padlo is expected to get the start at first base Tuesday night.