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Pirates recall, reinstate, then option Osuna

Pittsburgh Pirates first baseman Jose Osuna (64)
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Jose Osuna – MATT SUNDAY / DKPS

Jose Osuna is healthy again, but he won't be suiting up for the Pirates just yet.

After having his rehab assignment transferred from High-A Bradenton to Triple-A Indianapolis on April 30, the team recalled Osuna Friday, reinstated him from the 10-day IL, then optioned him back to Triple-A Indianapolis.

In eight at-bats in Indianapolis this season, Osuna is hitting .250/.333/.250 with two runs and an RBI.

Last year, Osuna won Indy’s Silver Slugger Award, hitting .321 with nine home runs, 26 doubles and 59 RBIs. Adding to that, Osuna was named the International League’s Player of the Month for April 2018.

Success has followed Osuna throughout his Triple-A career, slashing .304/.358/.481 with 16 home runs and 92 RBIs in 157 games. He does have some Major League experience, making his MLB debut for the Pirates on April 18, 2017, against the Cardinals. In 338 Major League plate appearances, he’s a .231/.263/.417 hitter, registering 10 home runs and 41 RBI.

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