Wednesday, August 24, 2011

P-G Reports Presley, d'Arnaud To Rejoin Team

Michael Sanserino of the Post Gazette reports that OF Alex Presley and IF Chase d'Arnaud will be taken off the DL and rejoin the team tomorrow. Neither was in the lineup for the Tribe tonight, and Presley, tweets Indianapolis announcer Scott McCauley, was high-fiving his way through the dugout.

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 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.

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