MILWAUKEE -- The Pirates placed Gregory Polanco on the 10-day disabled list, retroactive to Sunday, a move that was eminently expected by all concerned.
But the corresponding move might not have been nearly as expected: Elias Diaz was recalled from Class AAA Indianapolis to make for three catchers on the roster. For a while, anyway.
Diaz's presence will allow Francisco Cervelli, who's been troubled by a sore left hand and had to be removed from the game Sunday in Toronto, to take a breather. Clint Hurdle estimated Tuesday afternoon that Cervelli will miss three games, including both in this brief set at Miller Park, in an attempt to avoid taking the mandatory 10 days if he goes on the DL.