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Pirates place 1B Colin Moran (groin) on 10-day IL

Field Level Media
10 May 2021, 04:40 GMT+10

The Pittsburgh Pirates placed first baseman Colin Moran on the 10-day injured list due to a left groin strain, the team announced Sunday.

Moran, 28, exited Saturday's 3-2 loss to the Chicago Cubs in the first inning while making a play in the field.

Todd Frazier replaced Moran, who is hitting .297 with seven doubles, four homers and 19 RBIs in 32 games. Pittsburgh has been without injured third baseman Ke'Bryan Hayes, who on Sunday was transferred from the 10- to 60-day injured list, since the second game of the season.

Also on Sunday, the Pirates added outfielder Troy Stokes, Jr. and right-hander Geoff Hartlieb from Triple-A Indianapolis.

Stokes, 25, went 2-for-9 with a solo homer in four games with Indianapolis. He was a non-roster invitee with the Pirates in spring training after being claimed off waivers from the Detroit Tigers on Jan. 12.

Hartlieb posted a 1-0 record with a 3.63 ERA in 21 relief appearances with the Pirates in 2020.

The Pirates also claimed outfielder Ben Gamel off waivers from Cleveland. Gamel, 28, was designated for assignment by the Indians after going 1-for-14 in 11 games this season.

Gamel has batted .259 with 23 homers and 126 RBIs in 453 career games with the New York Yankees (2016), Seattle Mariners (2016-18), Milwaukee Brewers (2019-20) and Indians (2021).

The Pirates designated right-hander Michael Feliz for assignment to make room on the roster for Gamel.

--Field Level Media

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