Pirates sever ties with Sean Rodriguez, promote 4 players |

Pirates sever ties with Sean Rodriguez, promote 4 players

Christopher Horner | Tribune-Review
Pirates second baseman Sean Rodriguez talks with home plate umpire Ron Kulpa after being called out on strikes to end the third inning against the Padres Saturday, May 19, 2018, at PNC Park.

Utilityman Sean Rodriguez, who had been designated for assignment, was placed on waivers by the Pittsburgh Pirates on Saturday for the purpose of giving him his release.

The Pirates also promoted catcher Jacob Stallings, pitcher Dovydas Neverauskas and infielders/outfielders Jose Osuna and Pablo Reyes from Triple-A Indianapolis as MLB rosters expanded from 25 to 40.

Reyes, 24, is hitting .284 with eight home runs, 41 RBI and 16 stolen bases in 122 games this season with Altoona and Indianapolis.

Pitcher Nick Burdi (elbow) was reinstated from the 60-day disabled list and assigned to Indianapolis.

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