Huntington: 'Hernandez, Hague won't receive callups'

Huntington: 'Hernandez, Hague won't receive callups'

PITTSBURGH -- Pirates' GM Neal Huntington indicated that neither outfielder Gorkys Hernandez nor infielder Matt Hague will be among the September callups.

Hernandez had a solid season with Triple-A Indianapolis and Hague was the MVP for Indianapolis, but the Pirates have a logjam at first base and in the outfield.

"Derrek Lee's come back healthy, and Hague had a very solid season and Hernandez picked up traction throughout the season," Pirates manager Clint Hurdle stated. "We are proud of their play and very encouraged by their play. One of them is a non-roster guy, [so] you've got to create a roster spot, which is a challenge and has been challenging for us because of injuries. Hernandez is on the 40-man roster, but to bring them up and not play them for us is not the proper thing to do. We do want to see Lee, and we've got a stable of outfielders.