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MLB Injury News:
Heading into a potential postseason series preview against the St.Louis Cardinals, the Pirates will be without the services of catcher Michael McKenry. After suffering a left-knee sprain during Saturday's game, McKenry was placed on the 15-day disabled list today and outfielder Alex Presley was recalled from Triple-A Indianapolis to take his place on the roster.
McKenry's injury came as a result of trying to break up a double play during Saturday's contest against the Miami Marlins. The tardy slide resulted in him jamming his knee, and playing the final innings of the 7-4 victory in noticeable pain. Despite the discomfort, he finished the game 4 for 5 with 2 RBI's, marking the first time in his short career that he had registered a four-hit game.
With Russell Martin battling injuries of his own, the timing of McKenry's injury has left the Pirates in a precarious position as July comes to a close. Acknowledging the disappointment of being placed on the disabled list, McKenry recently spoke to MLB.com's Tom Singer regarding his knee:
"I hate it, of course. I want to be a part of it," McKenry said. "But it
was the smartest thing for the team, to bring in someone else who can
help right away. We're about to play a huge series.
To assist behind the plate, Pittsburgh recalled catcher Tony Sanchez before Sunday's game in anticipation of McKenry's eventual removal from the active roster. In the meantime, he is expected to seek a second opinion on his ailing knee on Tuesday and an estimated timetable for his return should come shortly thereafter.
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4:05–PNC Park, Pittsburgh
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TV: ROOT (both), MLBN (Game 1)
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