Pirates Send Gosselin to AAA Indianapolis

The Pirates made a couple of roster moves today in the hopes of adding some production to their anemic hitting bench.

This afternoon, the team announced that they’ve recalled Max Moroff and Chris Bostick from AAA Indianapolis and sent down catcher Elias Diaz and utility man Chris Bostick.

Bostick is a utility player that the Pirates acquired last year from the Washington Nationals. The Pirates drafted Moroff in the 16th round back in 2012.

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Huntington Must Fix Pirates Roster

Let me start this by saying this is all Starling Marte‘s fault.

Marte’s selfish and idiotic decision to knowingly use PED’s crippled Clint Hurdle‘s lineup options and killed any chance the team had of competing in the NL Central.

All that being said, due to slow starts by nearly every team in the division, the Pirates are only three games out of first and two games behind the Chicago Cubs.

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All Things Considered, Pirates in OK Shape

Few teams, if any, have been forced to deal with the early season issues that Clint Hurdle and the 2017 Pirates have been dealt.

However, after looking at all that has gone wrong and then look where the team sits on May 3rd, I’d say things could be a lot worse.

During spring training, the team found out that their starting 3rd baseman and likely cleanup hitter Jung Ho Kang had legal issues and couldn’t get out of his home country of Korea.

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Ngoepe’s Major League Debut Truly a Gift

Jordy Mercer looked like a lunatic as he stormed up and down the Pirates dugout in the middle of the fourth inning yelling “1.62 billion” over and over.

However, the shortstop did not lose his mind Wednesday night. It just seemed that way.

The population of the Africa is 1.62 billion and Mercer was signifying just how special it was that teammate Gift Ngoepe had just become the first player from that continent to appear in a major-league game.

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