Fri Sep 19
|W 4 - 2||MIL|
Sat Sep 20
|L 1 - 0||MIL|
Sun Sep 21
|W 1 - 0||MIL|
Mon Sep 22
|W 1 - 0||at ATL|
Tue Sep 23
|W 3 - 2||at ATL|
Wed Sep 24
|L 6 - 2||at ATL|
Thu Sep 25
|W 10 - 1||at ATL|
Fri Sep 26
|W 3 - 1||at CIN|
Sat Sep 27
|L 10 - 6||at CIN|
Sun Sep 28
|L 4 - 1||at CIN|
Wed Oct 1
|L 8 - 0||SF|
The moves clear spots for Justin Sellers, who was acquired via trade Saturday, and Charlie Morton, who was activated from the 60-day disabled list. Axford posted a 4.09 ERA and 12:6 K:BB ratio in 11 innings after being acquired in a trade from the Indians in mid-August. Gomez posted a 3.19 ERA, 1.50 WHIP and 38:23 K:BB ratio in 62 innings.
Sellers went 3 for 16 in 17 appearances with the Indians this season. He hit .254/.307/.335 with three home runs, 40 RBI and three stolen bases in 355 at-bats with Triple-A Columbus as well. Sellers has the ability to fill a utility role for the Pirates, as he's played at least 10 games each at shortstop, second base, third base and left field over the last two years.
Bell split the first 10 games at designated hitter and first base, where he has already committed four fielding errors. His unfamiliarity with the position has proven problematic.
"Getting to feel overall comfortable has been the biggest challenge," Bell told MLB.com. "I'm sure that will come with reps. When I get more playing time, I'll be able to just run with it, react. It's definitely something different. You're a lot more active. It keeps you more in the game, always on your toes."
Bell is coming off another strong year offensively, batting .325 with nine home runs, 60 RBI and nine stolen bases at the Class A Advanced and Double-A levels combined.
Pedro Alvarez made 25 errors last season, and the team will discuss a possible transition to first base moving forward. In that scenario, Davis would be out of a role with his new club, and would be a candidate to be dealt. Davis hit .233/.344/.378 over 360 at-bats with the Mets and Pirates.
|2014 Team Leaders|
|AVG||Josh Harrison , 3B||.315|
|HR||Andrew McCutchen , CF||25|
|RBI||Andrew McCutchen , CF||83|
|OBP||Andrew McCutchen , CF||.410|
|SLG||Andrew McCutchen , CF||.542|
|R||Andrew McCutchen , CF||89|
|SB||Starling Marte , LF||30|
|W||Edinson Volquez , SP||13|
|ERA||Edinson Volquez , SP||3.04|
|WHIP||Edinson Volquez , SP||1.23|
|K||Francisco Liriano , SP||175|
|SV||Mark Melancon , RP||33|
|Full Team Statistics|