Friday, January 19, 2018
Sports

Pirates bring up son of Pittsburgh basketball coach

CHICAGO — The banged-up Pirates called up C Jacob Stallings from Triple-A Indianapolis.

The son of new University of Pittsburgh basketball coach Kevin Stallings joined a major-league roster for the first time before Sunday night's game against the Cubs. He replaced INF Jason Rogers, who was sent to Triple A.

The Pirates are dealing with multiple injuries at catcher. Francisco Cervelli is recovering from a broken left hand, Elias Diaz is out after elbow surgery and Chris Stewart has general soreness.

Kevin Stallings left Vanderbilt to join Pittsburgh earlier this year.

Dad's day tribute: The uniforms of all MLB teams incorporated light blue into each team's logo, much like the special pink caps and jersey trim used for Mother's Day games.

Athletics: LHP Rich Hill (groin strain) threw 30 pitches in a bullpen session and is scheduled to face hitters Wednesday in a simulated game.

Braves: 3B Adonis Garcia (left ankle) was out of the starting lineup for the third consecutive day. He was replaced by Chase d'Arnaud, brother of Mets C Travis d'Arnaud.

Cardinals: The team activated RHP Seth Maness from the 15-day disabled list and optioned LHP Dean Kiekhefer to Triple A .

Diamondbacks: RHP Shelby Miller will be activated from the DL to start today. He has been sidelined since May 27 with a right index finger sprain.

Dodgers: RF Yasiel Puig (strained hamstring) went 1-for-4 with a single in seven innings for Class A Rancho Cucamonga on Saturday night. Puig was off Sunday and is expected to be activated today. … RHP Mike Bolsinger was optioned to Triple-A Oklahoma City, and RHP Carlos Frias was recalled.

Marlins: RHP Paul Clemens was recalled from Triple A to join the rotation, replacing LHP Justin Nicolino, who was sent to the minors.

Rangers: Former Rays C Robinson Chirinos, hit on the right hand by Trevor Rosenthal on Saturday, started Sunday and batted eighth.

Rockies: RHP Tyler Chatwood (mid-back strain) went back on the DL.

Yankees: 1B Mark Teixeira (cartilage tear, right knee) is scheduled to begin a rehabilitation assignment Tuesday. Manager Joe Girardi expects Teixeira to play three games with Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.

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