PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pittsburgh Pirates third baseman Ke’Bryan Hayes has aggravated his left wrist harm whereas taking batting observe, delaying his potential return to the majors.
Supervisor Derek Shelton declined to place a timetable on how for much longer Hayes might be out.
The Pirates promoted two-time All-Star Todd Frazier from the workforce’s alternate website to supply depth at each nook infield spots.
Pirates director of sports activities drugs Todd Tomczyk stated Thursday that Hayes tweaked the wrist throughout indoor batting observe in opposition to a high-velocity pitching machine Wednesday in Detroit.
Hayes, 24, initially injured the wrist whereas taking a swing in a loss to Chicago on April 3. He returned to Pittsburgh on Thursday for additional analysis.
“It’s the identical spot,” Tomczyk stated. “And he felt it on the identical swing when he needed to awkwardly prolong his wrist as he did in the course of the recreation in Chicago.”
Hayes was reaching to make contact with an out of doors pitch when the discomfort returned.
“He was dissatisfied,” Shelton stated. “I believe the subsequent step is discovering out what we’re going to do, how we’re going to maneuver ahead after which deal with it that approach. The primary message for him was simply keep constructive. We’re 19 video games into the season.”
The 35-year-old Frazier joins the Pirates throughout a swing via American League parks in Detroit and Minnesota. He’ll function the designated hitter for Thursday’s collection finale in opposition to the Tigers, although Shelton stated the workforce is okay with enjoying Frazier at third and first.
“I really feel comfy with him at each nook spots,” Shelton stated. “This man is an effective defender.”
Frazier will make $1.5 million whereas within the majors. He has incentive bonuses of $100,000 every for 275, 325, 375 plate appearances, $150,000 every for 425, 475 plate appearances and $200,000 every for 500, 550 plate appearances.
To make room for Frazier, the Pirates designated outfielder Dustin Fowler for task. Fowler hit .171 with two RBIs in 18 video games after being acquired from Oakland.
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