Pirates release another veteran

Claim corner infielder off waivers from Seattle
Jake Marisnick rounds bases
Photo credit Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports

PITTSBURGH (93.7 The Fan) – The Pirates released another under-performing veteran Sunday.

While he had a couple of highlight-reel catches, outfielder Jake Marisnick was hitting only .234.  The 31-year-old had two home runs and six RBI in 31 games with a .272 on-base percentage.

The move clears a spot on the 40-man roster for infielder Kevin Padlo.  The 26-year-old released by the Mariners can play first and third base.  In 10 games combined with the Giants and Mariners this year, Padlo hit .182 with three RBI.  A fifth-round pick of the Rockies in 2014, Padlo has played 20 total MLB games (9-TB, 7-Seattle, 4-SF) with no home runs and two doubles.

The right-handed batter and thrower, Padlo had 11 home runs in 60 games in AAA this season.  In 2021, hit 20 home runs with 14 doubles in 95 games in AAA.  He was sent to the Pirates AAA team in Indianapolis.

Marisnick joins 1B/DH Yoshi Tsutsugo as veterans released after the trade deadline.