Moroff was optioned to Triple-A Indianapolis on Friday.
Moroff managed to pick up his first MLB hit in his brief time in the majors, but with David Freese and Adam Frazier returning from injury Friday, Moroff's services were no longer needed in Pittsburgh. The infield prospect will head back to the minors to build off the .891 OPS he posted in 24 games prior to his callup.
Moroff was recalled from Triple-A Indianapolis on Monday, Stephen J. Nesbitt of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.
As expected, Moroff was added to the 25-man roster in time for Monday's series opener against the Dodgers. The Pirates are wasting no time deploying him, as the 23-year-old is batting eighth and playing second base Monday. Phil Gosselin was sent back to Triple-A in a corresponding roster move.
Moroff is expected to be recalled from Triple-A Indianapolis on Monday, Stephen J. Nesbitt of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.
Moroff appeared in two games for the Pirates last season, going 0-for-2 with two strikeouts before being sent back to Indianapolis. After a strong start with Indy in 2017, slashing .258/.345/.546 with eight homers through 24 games, the 23-year-old is set to rejoin the Pirates for his second big-league stint, though this one could prove to be as brief as the first. With the Pirates battling through some injuries, Moroff will provide a needed boost to Pittsburgh's struggling bench (John Jaso, Alen Hanson, and Phil Gosselin are all batting below .200). A corresponding roster move should be announced once the move is official.
Moroff was optioned to Triple-A Indianapolis on Thursday.
Moroff was just 3-for-26 at the dish this spring, but when he did get on base he made the most of it, collecting two stolen bases. The 23-year-old made his Major League debut last year and was hitless in two plate appearances, and is likely destined for the minors for the bulk of 2017.
The move was made in order to clear room on the 25-man roster for Ryan Vogelsong, who's starting Thursday's game. Moroff made just two plate appearances during his first brief stint in the majors and will now head back to Triple-A Sacramento where he has compiled a .229/.360/.368 slash line over 101 games this season.
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