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Tucupita Marcano to Undergo ACL Surgery



Tucupita Marcano, Pittsburgh Pirates

Pittsburgh Pirates Director of Sports Medicine Todd Tomczyk told reporters at PNC Park on Wednesday that Tucupita Marcano will undergo right ACL surgery.

Marcano was injured against the San Diego Padres at Petco Park on July 24 after an awkward landing while attempting to advance to third base.

Though no specific date or which surgeon will preform the operation has been determined yet, Tomczyk said the surgery will likely take place in the “coming weeks.”

The decision was made after the Pirates conducted an extensive exam and collaborated with experts in the industry and the country.

With the Pirates this season, Marcano has hit .233 with a .633 OPS, 12 doubles, two triples, three home runs and 18 RBIs in 75 games.

In Other News… 

  • Ji Hwan Bae began a rehab assignment with Triple-A Indianapolis on Tuesday. His assignment may be a bit more on the long side as the Pirates want him to play multiple positions before being activated.
  • Oneil Cruz continues to progress from his left ankle fracture and will travel with the team to Milwaukee for the Pirates’ upcoming series with the Brewers.

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