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The Pittsburgh Pirates put catcher Jacob Stallings from the seven-day concussion list and infielder / outfielder Michael Chavis from 10-day IL Tuesday and made both players active for the last home stand of the season.
Stallings suffered mild concussion symptoms after taking a backswing from the face mask against the Miami Marlins and was placed in the IL on September 20th. Stallings are in the starting XI for Tuesday’s game against the Chicago Cubs at PNC Park, the first of three series of games.
“I feel better,” said Stallings. “It was just the kind of thing that wasn’t terrible, but it didn’t get any better. I felt like I should say something before it gets worse. I’m glad i did. I feel better. I hope I don’t take any shots tonight. ”
Chavis strained his right elbow while attempting a dive in right field against the St. Louis Cardinals on August 28 and was placed on the IL three days later. He hit .357 (10 for 28) with three home runs and eight RBIs in eight games during his rehab assignment with Triple-A Indianapolis.
To make room in the 28-man roster, the Pirates catcher Taylor Davis went to Indianapolis and placed right-handed Connor Overton on the 10-day IL with a load on his right shoulder.
Overton took the Cincinnati loss on Monday, allowing four runs on six hits with two strikeouts in the first inning in the 13-1 loss to the Reds. Davis was selected from Indianapolis when Stallings moved to the IL on September 20 and went 2 for 3 on his first start in Philadelphia on Saturday.
Kevin Gorman is a contributor to Tribune Review. You can contact Kevin by email at [email protected] or on Twitter.
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