Hackers place C Tyler Heineman, LHP Dillon Peters on IL, add C Taylor Davis, LHP Eric Stout
Minutes before the first pitch against the Milwaukee Brewers on Thursday, the Pittsburgh Pirates announced roster changes.
The Pirates placed receiver Tyler Heineman (right groin) on the 10-day injured list and selected contracted receiver Taylor Davis from Triple-A Indianapolis. Heineman left Wednesday’s game after feeling discomfort while trying to beat a ground player at second base.
The Pirates also placed left-handed reliever Dillon Peters (left elbow inflammation) on the 15-day IL and recalled left-hander Eric Stout from Indianapolis. Peters allowed three hits and a walk with one strikeout in 2 2/3 innings in an 8-7 win over the Brewers on Wednesday night.
The 5-foot-10, 200-pound Davis was part of a three-way competition for reserve receiver in spring training after playing two games for the Pirates late last September, going 2-for-3 in Philadelphia and drawing a promenade in Cincinnati. The 32-year-old played 20 games in three seasons with the Chicago Cubs from 2017-19, batting .244 (10 for 41) with one home run and seven RBIs.
The 6-foot-3, 205-pound Stout made two relief appearances for the Pirates this season, striking out two batters and hitting two more.