Evans was placed on the 10-day injured list with a left hamstring strain Thursday, Alex Stumpf of DKPittsburghSports.com reports. Evans left Wednesday's game against the Reds due to his hamstring injury and will miss additional time. Will Craig's contract was selected by the Pirates as part of a corresponding move. Craig could see playing time at first base while Kevin Newman could also see additional at-bats.
Evans exited Wednesday's game against the Reds due to left hamstring discomfort, Jake Crouse of MLB.com reports. Evans pulled up while running to second base in the bottom of the fifth inning Wednesday, and he was immediately removed from the game. Prior to his departure, the 28-year-old went 1-for-3 with a strikeout. Whether he's able to return for Thursday's game against the Giants remains to be seen.
Evans left Wednesday's game against the Reds in the bottom of the fifth inning with an apparent injury, Jake Crouse of MLB.com reports. Evans hit a single in the bottom of the fifth inning Wednesday, but he appeared to pull up later in the inning while running to second base. As a result, Adam Frazier took his place as a pinch runner. The exact nature and severity of Evans' injury aren't yet clear.
Evans went 0-for-2 in Wednesday's 4-2 loss to the Padres. He's in a 4-for-37 slump since April 22 with no extra-base hits. The 28-year-old's playing time will likely be cut further when Ke'Bryan Hayes returns, which could happen in the next week. Evans has totaled more plate appearances (109) in 2021 than in the past three seasons combined (106) as his role continues to develop. Fantasy managers might consider keeping Evans on the bench until he regains his stroke.
Evans isn't starting Wednesday against the Padres. Evans will get a breather after he went 2-for-7 with a walk and a strikeout in the last two games. Ka'ai Tom will start in left field while Hunter Owen makes his major-league debut in right.
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