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The Pittsburgh Pirates placed first baseman Daniel Vogelbach (hamstring) and relief pitcher Heath Hembree (calf) on the injured list on Tuesday. Vogelbach is on the 10-day list while Hembree is on the 15-day list, retroactive to May 21. Right-handed pitcher Roansy Contreras was called up to start Tuesday's game in a corresponding move. Meanwhile, outfielder Cal Mitchell was recalled as well. Vogelbach is off to a solid start to his first year with the Pirates. Over 34 games, he's slashing .241/.321/.457 with six home runs, 14 RBI and 14 runs. His injury designation is a left hamstring strain.
The Pittsburgh Pirates have recalled right-hander Roansy Contreras from the minors in order for him to start on Tuesday against the Colorado Rockies. In three relief outings for Pittsburgh this year, he's allowed three earned runs while walking three and striking out 10 in 7 2/3 innings. Contreras has fanned 14 hitters in 10 2/3 career major league innings over the last two years, so he certainly has strikeout upside. The 22-year-old Dominican had a 2.66 ERA, 1.18 WHIP, 11 walks and 24 strikeouts in five starts over 20 1/3 innings for Triple-A Indianapolis before his call-up. Contreras will be a deep DFS streaming sleeper for those feeling lucky on Tuesday.
The Pittsburgh Pirates called up outfield prospect Cal Mitchell from Triple-A Indianapolis on Tuesday, according to a source. Mitchell, the team's No. 25 prospect per MLB Pipeline, was hitting .307/.362/.500 with an .862 OPS, five home runs, nine doubles, 26 RBI, 16 runs scored and six stolen bases in 138 plate appearances over 34 games for Indianapolis to earn the call-up. But the Pirates need all the help they can get on the major league roster, and the 23-year-old could come up to play regularly, making him one to pick up in deep mixed and NL-only leagues right away. Mitchell has a smooth left-handed stroke an plenty of extra-base pop with raw power.
Pittsburgh Pirates third baseman Ke'Bryan Hayes went 3-for-3 with a double, a run, an RBI, a walk, and a steal in a 2-1 win over the Colorado Rockies on Monday. Hayes provided almost all of the Pittsburgh offense in the low-scoring contest, ripping an RBI double in the first inning. He then singled, stole second, and came around to score on Yoshi Tsutsugo single in the eighth inning. Hayes is hitting .290 with 11 doubles, 17 runs, 11 RBI, and five steals over 138 at-bats. He doesn't have any homers yet, but some of those doubles should start finding their way over the fence for Hayes as the season goes on.
Pittsburgh Pirates right-hander JT Brubaker pitched well in a 2-1 win over the Colorado Rockies on Monday. Brubaker allowed one unearned run over 6 2/3 innings of work while striking out four and walking two, but he had to settle for a no-decision in the outing. The solid performance leaves Brubaker with a 0-4 record, 4.64 ERA, 1.36 WHIP, and 47 strikeouts over 42 2/3 innings of work. Brubaker is scheduled to take on the San Diego Padres on the road on Sunday.