Pirates Designate Matt Hague For Assignment

The Pirates have designated Matt Hague for assignment and placed right-hander Stolmy Pimentel on the disabled list in order to clear roster space for the recently acquired John Axford, tweets Rob Biertempfel of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review.

Hague, a 28-year-old infielder, went 0-for-2 in his only two plate appearances for the Buccos in 2014. In a previous stint back in 2012, he batted .229/.270/.257 in 74 plate appearances — his only other Major League experience. The former ninth-rounder and Oklahama State product has been solid for Triple-A Indianapolis this season, batting .267/.365/.448 with 14 homers in 386 PA.

7 Responses to Pirates Designate Matt Hague For Assignment Leave a Reply

  1. Ron Greenawalt 12 months ago

    Really finally finds some power and now the dfa him

    • Henduck 12 months ago

      You took the words right out of my mouth!

      • Hurdled Again 12 months ago

        Yet if Hague were a Pirates pickup from some other team, what would your reactions be?

        • TheSharkTankisNasty 12 months ago

          “This is the big acquisition? Typical Pirates. Amazing we are still in contention”

        • Ron Greenawalt 12 months ago

          TBH if they picked him up i would be down . but had they called him up and gave him a legitimate shot earlier this season or next season I would be happy . would much rather have his singles then the almost 0 production we have now.

  2. Monsoon Harvard 12 months ago

    It’s the Pirates way of trying to instill some confidence in Gaby Sanchez. They are saying to Gaby, “We know that you have absolutely no bat speed or power left, but please don’t get too down about it. We promise we aren’t about to release you and call up Matt Hague to take your place, even though he probably would have been more service-able than you at this point in your career”.

  3. Stephen Nelson 12 months ago

    I’ve been an Indians season ticket holder for ten years. Matt Hague is my favorite player. Hague always played for the benefit of the team, not himself. He hit behind runners and gave himself up for the benefit of the team. I will miss Matt Hague every game. If there was a runner on third and two out, there is NO ONE I would rather see come to the plate than Matt hague, including McCutcheon, Marte, and Polanco. Best wishes to my favorite Indian, Matt Hague..

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