The White Sox traded for Pirates infielder Justin Sellers on Thursday, per MLB.com. Sellers was playing for Triple-A Indianapolis in the Pittsburgh organization, and was 1 for 10 in four games. Chicago assigned him to Triple-A Charlotte. Sellers last played in the Major Leagues for Cleveland in 2014, where he hit .188 in 17 games. To acquire Sellers, the White Sox will give the Pirates either a player to be named later or cash.
The Pirates have called up outfielder Jose Tabata from Triple-A Indianapolis and optioned pitcher Wilfredo Boscan back to Triple-A, the team announced on Tuesday. "We were aggressive with Tabby in what we believed he needed to do to get back to the big leagues this season. He's working hard to make that adjustment," general manager Neal Huntington said last week per MLB.com. "He has played very well for them, and as important, he's played hard. He's running well again, and he's showing up for every pitch and getting after it. "We've been very open with Jose that while we hope his return to the big leagues is with us, he's a guy that may need to get somebody else's attention and have somebody come get him back to the big leagues. If that happens, we'll be happy for him, but if it happens here, that's great for us as well." In addition, Justin Sellers was transferred to the 60-day DL. Tabata is hitting .352 with four RBI in 28 games for Indianapolis. Boscan did not appear in a game for Pittsburgh after being called up three days ago.
Pirates infielder Justin Sellers, who is on the disabled list with an Achilles injury, made a rehab start at Triple-A Indianapolis on Sunday after moving up from doing rehab work with the Pirates' Class A club. Sellers started the game and played shortshop. He was 0-for-1 with one strikeout and one walk before being replaced.
Pirates infielder Justin Sellers, on the disabled list with a left Achilles injury, started his minor-league rehab assignment at Class A Bradenton on Monday. He played six innings at shortstop and finished 2 for 2. He is hitting .400 (2 for 5) with a walk in two rehab games.
The Pirates have placed Jaff Decker (calf), Charlie Morton (hip), Chris Stewart (hamstring), Justin Sellers (Achllies) and Brandon Cumpton (elbow) on the 15-day disabled list, the team announced Sunday.