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Bucs expected to call up Bostick & Moroff

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In an effort to the bolster their bench, the Pirates are expected to promote Chris Bostick and Max Moroff from the Indianapolis Indians according to Stephen Nesbitt of the Pittsburgh Post Gazette:

If you were perusing Bucs Dugout earlier today, you may have noticed both of these players were included in Wilbur’s article outlining “Pleasant Surprises” in the organization this year. Bostick, who the Pirates acquired last September from the Nationals in exchange for minor league catcher Taylor Gushue, has posted a robust .320/.347/.495 slash line while playing four different positions (2B, 3B, LF, & RF). Meanwhile, Moroff, a 16th round Pirates’ draftee in the 2012 draft, has displayed a more aggressive approach at the plate, jacking a career best eight homers in a mere 24 games. He’s capable of playing 2B, SS, and 3B, but the presence of Gift Ngoepe on the Indianapolis roster last year and early this season relegated him to second and third more often than not.

To make room for their promotions, Elias Diaz will head back to Indianapolis with Francisco Cervelli regaining enough comfort with his ailing foot to return to duties behind the plate. Pittsburgh has yet to announce who will be accompanying Diaz, but the general consensus seems to be that the oft disappointing Phil Gosselin could be the odd man out rather than Gift Ngoepe.