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05-03-2013, 04:58 PM
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edit: Roster moves via Pirates Prospects...
Contreras activated; Hughes optioned to Indy.
Walker to DL; Mercer re-called.

Contreras could be interesting to follow...Hughes has been less-than-stellar so it's no surprise to see him being on the short-end of the stick here, but over Mazarro (the hot streak is over) and Morris (so close to getting another year of control if he's in Indianapolis) is a bit surprising. Contreras is 41 and coming off of Tommy John Surgery...but I haven't heard a single negative word spoken about him since he entered the organization and the results in the minors were pretty damn good. Mercer is hitting extremely well in Indianapolis and right now the Pirates just can't afford to keep having a short bench. If Walker wasn't going to return in this series, which he obviously wasn't going to, then he had to be put on the DL.

Contreras fills the 40 man roster spot that has been vacant since Leroux was DFA'd. Leroux is currently playing in Japan with the Yakult Swallows - a team that also employs former Pirates Aki Iwamura and Lastings Milledge.

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