According to Jason Mackey of the Pittsburgh Post Gazette, the Pittsburgh Pirates are recalling INF/OF Tucupita Marcano from Double-A Altoona. During Wednesday’s game Marcano was pulled from the Altoona game and now it appears we know why.
Since getting sent back down to Double-A after a short stint with the Pirates, Marcano has been on a tear. In 112 plate appearances, Marcano has boosted his average to .304 and carries a 147 wRC+.
Marcano has hits in five straight games, going 10 for 16 (.625) over that span with three doubles, a home run and four walks. He also has in eight of his last nine games overall, so it seems like an opportune time for the Bucs to call him back up to rejoin the team.
The Pirates have yet to announce any corresponding move for Marcano, but there are a few that are on the table. Diego Castillo has options left, Michael Chavis got hit by a pitch on Wednesday, could be a pitcher since they have to cut down me more by Monday, or the Pirates could throw a curveball our way which they have been known to do.
No matter the corresponding move, the 22-year-old Marcano has earned himself the right to get another taste in the big leagues. Whether or not it’s a prolonged taste has yet to be seen. Be sure to check back here at Pittsburgh Baseball Now for any updates.