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Pittsburgh Pirates’ Moran, Evans slated to start rehab stints

May 8, 2021; Chicago, Illinois, USA; Pittsburgh Pirates first baseman Colin Moran (19) leaves the game after being hurt on a play at first base against the Chicago Cubs during the first inning at Wrigley Field. Mandatory Credit: David Banks-USA TODAY Sports

Pittsburgh Pirates infielders Colin Moran and Phillip Evans are slated to begin rehab assignments at Triple-A Indianapolis on Tuesday.

Moran sustained a left groin strain on May 8 and went on the injured list the following day. Evans suffered a left hamstring strain on May 12 and went on the IL the next day.

Moran was batting .297 with four homers and 19 RBIs in 32 games prior to his injury. The 28-year-old first baseman has a .274 average with 38 homers and 180 RBIs in 377 games since joining the Pirates prior to the 2018 campaign.

The 28-year-old Evans is batting .216 with four homers and eight RBIs in 32 games. He has played in 43 games for Pittsburgh over the past two seasons, batting .253 with five homers and 17 RBIs.

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Pirates manager Derek Shelton indicated Monday that both players could rejoin the team within the next few days.

Pittsburgh also promoted right-hander Max Kranick from Double-A Altoona to Indianapolis. The 23-year-old was 1-0 with a 4.02 ERA in three starts at Altoona.

–Field Level Media