Pirates Release 10-Year Veteran; Claim Infielder Off Waivers

Mostly known as a defensive specialist, Pittsburgh Pirates outfielder Jake Marisnick has made a nice 10-year career in the majors for himself. 

But the 31-year-old missed a couple of months after thumb surgery in May, and now the Pirates have decided to move on to give more playing time to their young players. 

The Pirates were Marisnick's 6th team in the big leagues, and with his speed and defensive chops, it wouldn't be surprising to see a contending team pick him up down the stretch as a defensive replacement or pinch-runner. 

In a corresponding move, the Pirates claimed infielder Kevin Padlo off waivers from the Seattle Mariners. This will be Padlo's 3rd team this season, after starting the year with the San Francisco Giants. He only got in a total of 10 games at the big league level for those teams, and the 26-year-old will start his Pirates' tenure at their Triple-A affiliate. 

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