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Bucs place Hughes on DL, recall Presley

Bucs place Hughes on DL, recall Presley


CHICAGO -- The Pirates on Saturday placed right-handed reliever Jared Hughes on the 15-day disabled list with shoulder inflammation.

Replacing Hughes, who had been part of a bloated nine-man bullpen for the past few days, is outfielder Alex Presley, who was recalled from Triple-A Indianapolis.

Hughes had pitched twice since his latest call-up from Indianapolis on Monday, working 2 2/3 innings in a pair of appearances in Atlanta earlier this week.

This will be Presley's third big-league stint this season. He was the Pirates' Opening Day left fielder in 2012 and made an impact during his previous brief stay. He had last been recalled on May 31, and started two games, including going 3-for-5 on June 1 against the Reds.

Presley had been optioned back to Indianapolis when Hughes was recalled, on Monday.

Tom Singer is a reporter for MLB.com and writes an MLBlog Change for a Nickel. He can also be found on Twitter @Tom_Singer. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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