Pirates place Neil Walker on disabled list
With a sore right side, Pirates second baseman Neil Walker has hit the 15-day disabled list.
The Pittsburgh Pirates have placed second baseman Neil Walker on the 15-day disabled list with right-side soreness, the club announced Tuesday early evening. The move is retroactive to July 7, and infielder Josh Harrison has been recalled as a corresponding move.
Walker has been dealing with the soreness issue for several days and hoped to avoid a stint on the DL, but apparently the lack of improvement spurred the Pirates to make a move. The 27-year-old is hitting .244/.347/.384 with 11 doubles, three triples, six homers and 26 RBI in 72 games this year.
Of note here is the All-Star break comes next week, meaning that spending 15 days on the disabled list wouldn't amount to missing as many games as usual.
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