pittsburgh pirates Catcher Andy Rodriguez, right-handed pitcher Quinn Priest and infielder Leovar Peguero were recalled from Triple-A Indianapolis ahead of Monday’s series opener against the visiting Cleveland Guardians.
To make a place on the roster, Pirates Triple-A optioned catcher Jason DeLay, right-hander Cody Bolton and outfielder Josh Palacios and designated outfielder Travis Swaggerty for assignment.
According to the team, Priester and Rodriguez will make their respective major league debuts in Monday’s starting lineup, marking the first time since 1943 that Pittsburgh Batterymates are debuting in the big leagues in the same game.
The team noted that Priester and Rodríguez were both born in 2000, marking the first time in major league history that a starting pitcher–catcher combo was born in the current millennium.
Rodríguez, Priester and Peguero were ranked as the No. 3, 4 and 7 prospects, respectively, in Pittsburgh’s farm system by MLB Pipeline.
Priester, 22, was 7-3 with a 4.31 ERA in 18 starts for Indianapolis. Rodriguez, 23, appeared in 67 games for Indianapolis this year and hit .268 with six home runs, 16 doubles, 38 RBI and 54 runs batted in.
Dilley, 28, was in his second season Pirates, He was batting .260 with a home run and 10 RBIs in 50 games.
The 25-year-old Bolton made his major league debut in April and posted a 9.90 ERA in seven relief appearances (10 innings).
Palacios, 27, was in his third major league season and his first with Pittsburgh. He was batting .229 with one homer and 13 RBI in 42 games.
Swaggerty, 25, has not played in a major league game this year after making his 2022 debut in five games.
Pirates Entered Weeks 41–52, 10 1/2 games out of first place in the National League Central
–Field Level Media