Bostick was vying for a spot on the Pirates' Opening Day roster as a reserve infielder but never gained much momentum with those efforts after going 6-for-35 (.171 average) at the dish during Grapefruit League action. The 24-year-old should handle a full-time role at Indianapolis to begin the season and could earn another look with the big club later on in 2018 when injuries hit the infield, but his lack of standout tools don't make him an especially interesting prospect.
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. He'll serve as depth for a depleted Pittsburgh roster. Catcher Elias Diaz was optioned to the minors in a corresponding move.
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