Presley had a line of .333/1/9 in 20 games for the Pirates before being DL'ed on July 25th with a thumb injury. d'Arnaud hit .225 with eleven runs scored in 25 games. He went on the DL a couple of days after Presley with a broken pinky.
Both add some energy and a lot of speed to the lineup; Presley will likely become an everyday corner OF'er; he patrolled left during his last stint. d'Arnaud will be a utility infielder, primarily on the left side.
Presley will probably replace LHP Aaron Thompson, who was called up for a spot start, while d'Arnaud will likely swap spots with Pedro Ciriaco. The team is expected to announce the moves tomorrow in St. Louis after the players arrive per Bucco SOP.
- Jonathan Mayo of MLB.com takes a look at Jameson Taillon, Stetson Allie, Gerritt Cole and Josh Bell.
- Ryan Ludwick joined Derrek Lee on the DL. He has back spasms while Lee has a broken hand. They may not have contributed much to the stretch run, but at least they're not blocking any young 'uns.