Hanrahan put on bereavement list

The Pirates have placed closer Joel Hanrahan on the bereavement

list and recalled reliever Daniel McCutchen from Triple-A

Indianapolis.

Hanrahan left the team to be with his family following the death

of his grandmother. He is expected to return to the Pirates on

Sunday.

Manager Clint Hurdle says he’s not sure who would serve as the

team’s closer in place of Hanrahan. Juan Cruz collected two saves

earlier this season while Hanrahan dealt with a balky

hamstring.

McCutchen went 5-3 with a 3.72 ERA with the Pirates last season

but failed to make the team out of spring training after going 0-1

with a 9.82 ERA in nine appearances. McCutchen is 2-2 with a 2.49

ERA in 11 games with Indianapolis this season.