The Pirates are placing rookie third baseman Ke’Bryan Hayes on the 10-day injured list due to left wrist inflammation, Rob Biertempfel of the Athletic was among those to relay. Infielder Wilmer Difo will be added to the active roster. Difo is not yet on the 40-man roster, so his contract will need to be formally selected.
Additionally, right-hander Kyle Crick has cleared COVID-19 intake protocols and returned to the team after the birth of his child. Wil Crowe was optioned to the alternate training site to clear active roster space for Crick. The Pirates’ 40-man is full, so a corresponding move to clear space for Difo is forthcoming.
More to come.