By Jason Shetler
The Pirates have officially announced that Max Moroff and Phil Gosselin have been recalled from AAA Indianapolis to take the spots of Alen Hanson and Gift Ngoepe. Hanson has now been designated for assignment, while Ngoepe was optioned back to Indianapolis.
Moroff has put together a strong season for the Indians, posting a .954 OPS and 13 home runs, which were tied for most in the International League. He was with the Pirates in early May, ironically replacing Gosselin on the 25-man roster.
The Pirates acquired Gosselin from the Arizona Diamondbacks in February for pitcher Frank Duncan. The 28-year-old utility man made the Bucs Opening Day roster, with the combination of a good showing in Spring Training, as well as David Freese going from the bench to starter, replacing Jung-Ho Kang. Gosselin really struggled on both sides of the ball, as he put up just a .339 OPS and had a Defensive Runs Saved of -2. He did however have good numbers for Indianapolis, with a .310 average and a .742 OPS.