The Pittsburgh Pirates had to act quickly prior to their series opener against the Milwaukee Brewers, as the team announced that OF Bryan Reynolds and UTIL Cole Tucker were placed on the COVID-19 injured list late this afternoon.
We have placed OF Bryan Reynolds and INF/OF Cole Tucker on the COVID-19 injured list.— Pittsburgh Pirates (@Pirates) April 26, 2022
OF Jack Suwinski and INF/OF Tucupita Marcano have both been recalled from Double-A Altoona.
Reports surfaced around 4:30 p.m. that the team was waiting on results from both players and while no positive tests were reported, players can be put on the COVID-19 IL while awaiting results.
With Reynolds and Tucker out of action, the team had to call-up two prospects from Class AA Altoona — OF Jack Suwinski and INF Tucupita Marcano — to take their place.
Suwinski, the Pirates’ No. 30 prospect, has been off to a hot start with the Curve, slashing .353/.421/.686 in just 13 games. Additionally, he hit three home runs and drove in 13 RBI.
Make that four RBI for @jacksuwinski! pic.twitter.com/PrgnVWSbLa— Altoona Curve (@AltoonaCurve) April 23, 2022
Marcano, the Pirates’ No. 25 prospect, struggled in the first few weeks of the season, but has started to catch momentum in recent games. Currently, he’s slashing .250/.364/.333 with one home run and two RBI in 11 games.
Tucupita Marcano smacks a solo shot to give us a 1-0 lead in the second!— Altoona Curve (@AltoonaCurve) April 22, 2022
WATCH: https://t.co/6GP894jPtF pic.twitter.com/jaby2FhiLG
For Reynolds and Tucker to rejoin the team, they will need to show no symptoms of COVID-19 while yielding two negative tests that are 24 hours apart.