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Pirates Place OF Andrew McCutchen On 15-Day DL

Tue, 12 Aug 2014 02:05:00 +0000

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(PITTSBURGH) -- The Pittsburgh Pirates placed outfielder Andrew McCutchen on the 15-day disabled list Monday with “an avulsion fracture involving the costochondral cartilage of the 11th rib,” according to a news release from the team.

The 2013 National League Most Valuable Player is batting .311 with 32 doubles, five triples, 17 home runs, and 67 RBIs. He has also scored 64 runs and swiped 17 bases.

To take McCutchen’s roster spot, the Pirates recalled right-handed pitcher Casey Salder from Triple-A Indianapolis. In 18 starts with the Indianapolis Indians, the 24-year-old is 9-4 with a 3.06 ERA. He’s 0-1 with a 6.23 ERA in four appearances with the Pirates this season.

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