The Pittsburgh Pirates have recalled third baseman Pedro Alvarez from Triple-A Indianapolis who was hitting .365 in the minors.
Prior to this afternoon’s callup, Alvarez was hitting .472 with 3 home runs and 8 RBI’s in his last 10 games with Indy.
To make room for Alvarez, team has put outfielder Alex Presley on the 15-day DL with a left hand contusion.