NEW YORK — Sean Rodriguez declined to speak to reporters after he was placed on the 10-day disabled list Wednesday with a right quadriceps strain. Rodriguez, the Pirates infielder/outfielder with nine strikeouts in his past 15 at-bats, was replaced on the 25-man roster by Tanner Anderson, a right-handed pitcher recalled from Triple-A Indianapolis.
The move, made retroactive to June 25, leaves the Pirates without a backup middle infielder Wednesday night against the Mets at Citi Field. Clint Hurdle told reporters Josh Harrison will serve as the emergency backup shortstop, while David Freese can play second base.
However, they could be waiting to make another roster move. Todd Tomczyk, the Pirates' director of sports medicine, said the team's medical staff is still evaluating right-handed pitcher Chad Kuhl, who left his start Tuesday night after four innings with a right forearm injury. Kuhl declined to speak to reporters Wednesday afternoon and was not in the clubhouse following the 6-4 loss the previous night.