The Pirates have selected the contract of utilityman Jake Elmore, per a club announcement. He’ll fill out the active roster down the stretch.
Elmore, 32, was on and off the Pittsburgh 40-man roster earlier this season. He has appeared in parts of six MLB campaigns, each time with a different ballclub, making him something of the consummate journeyman.
For his career, Elmore carries a modest .208/.287/.269 batting line in 498 plate appearances. He has spent most of his time at Triple-A, where he’s a .294/.389/.381 hitter over eight campaigns.
While he’s obviously not an especially productive hitter, Elmore has carved out a niche as a handy swiss army knife to have stashed when a need arises. He’s primarily a middle infielder. But at some point or another, Elmore has appeared at every single position on the diamond as a professional (including on the mound and behind the dish).