The Pirates have selected INF Jeff Clement from AAA Indy and optioned Yamaico Navarro to Indy.—
Pittsburgh Pirates (@Pirates) August 24, 2012
Clement, 29, hit .276 with 16 homers in 112 games for the Indians. He hasn’t been great as of late, hitting just .154 in his last ten games and .169 in the month of August. He’ll contribute as a power bat off the bench.
Navarro appeared in four games since being recalled last weekend. He went hitless in five plate appearances. On the year, Yamaico has hit .160 in 29 big league games. With the return of Jordy Mercer, there’s really no need for Navarro, as Josh Harrison also plays a similar role.