Moran exited Sunday's game against the Brewers with lower-back tightness, Jake Crouse of MLB.com reports.
Moran exited in the second inning and was replaced by Phillip Evans at first base. The severity of the back issue isn't known at this point, but the Pirates will likely provide further update in the near future. Moran can be considered day-to-day for the time being. Moran recorded a base hit and scored a run in his lone plate appearance before departing the contest.
Moran exited Sunday's game against the Brewers in the second inning with an undisclosed injury, Jason Mackey of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports. He recorded a base hit in his lone at-bat of the day and came around to score.
Moran returned from a groin issue June 6, but it isn't clear if his early exit Sunday is related to that injury. According to Jake Crouse of MLB.com, Moran appeared to tweak his lower back while running the bases, but the Pirates will reveal an official cause for his injury later in the day. Phillip Evans replaced Moran at first base in the bottom of the second inning.
Moran (hand) went 1-for-4 with a walk in Saturday's 7-4 loss to Milwaukee.
Moran was hit by a pitch on the hand Wednesday, and he came off the bench Friday before returning to the starting nine Saturday. The first baseman has hit safely six of his last nine games, going 9-for-27 (.333) with two doubles, an RBI and a run scored in that span.
Moran will bat cleanup and play first base Saturday against the Brewers, Kevin Gorman of TribLive.com reports.
Moran missed a pair of starts after leaving Wednesday's game against the Dodgers when a pitch struck him in the hand, though he did appear off the bench Friday. He'll be involved from the start this time around and will look to build on his .289/.351/.455 season slash line.
Moran (hand) struck out in a pinch-hit appearance in Friday's loss to Milwaukee.
It was Moran's first appearance since leaving Wednesday's game against the Dodgers after he was hit by a pitch. The 28-year-old entered Friday's contest in the ninth inning and struck out on four pitches to end the game. He could be back in the starting lineup as early as Saturday.
Moran (hand) will remain on the bench Friday against the Brewers, Jake Crouse of MLB.com reports.
Moran left Wednesday's game against the Dodgers after getting hit by a pitch in the hand and did not participate in Thursday's contest. While his X-rays came back negative, he'll remain on the bench for at least one more game, with Phillip Evans starting at first base.
Moran underwent X-rays on his right hand that came back negative Thursday, Jake Crouse of MLB.com reports.
Even though Moran's X-rays came back clean, he wasn't available during Thursday's loss to the Dodgers due to pain tolerance. The 28-year-old is considered day-to-day after he was hit by a pitch on his right hand Wednesday.
Moran (hand) isn't starting Thursday's game against the Dodgers, Jason Mackey of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.
Moran exited Wednesday's game after he was hit by a pitch on his right hand, and it's not yet clear whether he'll be available off the bench in Thursday's series finale. Erik Gonzalez will take over at first base and bat sixth.
Moran left Wednesday's game against the Dodgers after taking a pitch to his right hand, Jason Mackey of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.
Moran appeared to be in considerable pain after David Price hit him with a 93 MPH two-seamer in the fifth inning. He was replaced by Phillip Evans. More details about Moran's hand should emerge after Wednesday's game.
Moran (groin) went 1-for-4 with an RBI double in Sunday's 3-1 loss to Miami.
The first baseman knocked in Pittsburgh's lone run with his double to plate Adam Frazier in the first inning. Moran missed four weeks with left groin discomfort. He's slashing a strong .296/.349/.470 with four home runs, 20 RBI, 10 runs scored and a stolen base across 126 plate appearances. He is likely to resume his role as Pittsburgh's everyday first baseman.
The Pirates reinstated Moran (groin) from the 10-day injured list ahead of Sunday's game against the Marlins, Jake Crouse of MLB.com reports.
Pittsburgh optioned utility man Cole Tucker to Triple-A Indianapolis to create room on the active roster for Moran, who has been on the shelf since May 9 due to left groin discomfort. Moran looked healthy during his three-game rehab assignment at Indianapolis this week, going 3-for-9 with a home run, a double, six RBI and two runs. He should immediately step back in as the Pirates' everyday first baseman.
Moran (groin) will begin a rehab assignment at Triple-A Indianapolis on Tuesday, Jake Crouse of MLB.com reports
General manager Ben Cherington said Sunday that Moran was getting close to beginning his rehab assignment, and now the first baseman is officially set to take the field Tuesday. Moran has been on the injured list since May 9, and it's not entirely clear how many games he will need to play with Indianapolis before being activated to the major-league roster.
General manager Ben Cherignton said Sunday that a rehab assignment for Moran (groin) is "imminent," Jake Crouse of MLB.com reports.
Cherington noted the beginning of the Pirates' series with the Royals on Monday as a possible start date for both Moran and Phillip Evans' (hamstring) rehab assignments. With that being said, Moran figures to have a chance to rejoin the Pirates by the end of the week, assuming all goes well during his games in the minors.
General manager Ben Cherington said that Moran (groin) continues to progress but has yet to run the bases, 93.7 The Fan Pittsburgh reports.
The general manager said the team will track Moran's baseball activities over the next few days and then determine whether a rehab assignment is necessary. "Once you get past 10 days, two weeks, it's at least worth considering a rehab assignment," Cherington said. "We haven't made that determination yet."
Pirates director of sports medicine Todd Tomczyk said Wednesday that Moran (groin) is "days away" from resuming game action, Kevin Gorman of TribLive.com reports.
Tomczyk noted that Moran hasn't advanced to "high-speed" baserunning at this stage of his rehab program, but the 28-year-old has been able to field grounders, play catch and swing a bat. He could have a shot at returning from the 10-day injured list in the final week of May.
Moran (groin) fielded ground balls Saturday but isn't expected back until the latter part of May.
General manager Ben Cherington said Sunday that Moran is "progressing." Cherington added that he's hopeful the first baseman will be able to avoid a minor-league rehab assignment. Accordingly, it doesn't seem likely that Moran will play during the team's six-game road trip that starts Tuesday.
Moran (groin) resumed some baseball activities Wednesday, Kevin Gorman of TribLive.com reports.
Moran was placed on the 10-day injured list with left groin discomfort, but he wasn't shut down for long. It's not yet clear when Moran will be able to return to game action, but it's encouraging to see him resume some activities. Phillip Evans and Erik Gonzalez should continue to fill in at first base while Moran is sidelined.
General manager Ben Cherington said Sunday that the team might not know the severity of Moran's (groin) injury for two or three days, 93.7 The Fan in Pittsburgh reports.
Speaking on his weekly radio show, Cherington said the team will wait to see how Moran responds to treatment before providing a timeline for his return. The 28-year-old is off to a strong start, slashing .297/.352/.468 with four homers and 19 RBI.
Moran (groin) was placed on the 10-day injured list Sunday, Rob Biertempfel of The Athletic reports.
The 28-year-old was removed from Saturday's contest with left groin discomfort, and he'll be sidelined for at least the next 10 days due to the injury. Todd Frazier is the primary candidate to fill in at first base in Moran's absence.
Moran's injury that forced him to exit Saturday's game against the Cubs has been diagnosed as left groin discomfort, Jason Mackey of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.
Moran left the game after hurting himself while diving back into first base in an attempt to complete a double play. He appears to have avoided serious injury, however, and is merely considered day-to-day. Todd Frazier replaced him Saturday and will likely start in his absence if he's forced to miss time.
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