Bostick will make his third start at second base in seven games Sunday against Washington. He'll bat leadoff against lefty Gio Gonzalez. Formerly of the Nationals' organization, Bostick has three hits in seven at-bats as a starter and has shown energy atop the order. He's playing for a backup spot in 2018 after hitting .294/.362/.418 in 549 plate appearances with Triple-A Indianapolis.
Bostick was recalled from Triple-A Indianapolis on Sunday. Bostick will provide the Pirates with extra infield depth following the placement of Josh Harrison (broken hand) on the DL. The 24-year-old is hitless in for major-league at-bats this season, but sports a .779 OPS at the minor-league level. Both Bostick and Max Moroff should see chances in the infield, though Sean Rodriguez is seemingly the main candidate to pick up reps left behind by Harrison.
Bostick was optioned to Triple-A Indianapolis on Friday. Bostick was only up with the big-league club for four days, but he managed to log three appearances in that span. He failed to pick up a hit, however, so he'll head back to the minors to build off the solid .842 OPS he posted in 24 games prior to the callup.
Bostick was officially recalled from Triple-A Indianapolis on Monday, Stephen J. Nesbitt of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports. As expected, Bostick was added to the Pirates' roster ahead of Monday's series opener against the Dodgers. The 24-year-old was slashing .320/.347/.495 with 11 RBI and three stolen bases at Indy before being promoted to serve as depth for a depleted Pittsburgh roster. Catcher Elias Diaz was optioned to the minors in a corresponding move.
Bostick is expected to be recalled from Triple-A Indianapolis on Monday, Stephen J. Nesbitt of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports. This will be Bostick's first sniff of major-league action. The 24-year-old is off to a nice start at Indianapolis, slashing .320/.347/.495 with 11 RBI and three stolen bases. The utility man will provide a much needed boost to the Pirates' bench, which currently has three non-everyday players batting below the Mendoza Line (Alen Hanson, John Jaso and Phil Gosselin). A corresponding roster move should be announced once the move is made official.
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