Presley, McPherson recalled from minors

The Pittsburgh Pirates recalled outfielder Alex Presley and

right-hander Kyle McPherson on Friday from Triple-A


To make room on the roster, infielder Chase d’Arnaud was

optioned to Class A Bradenton and first baseman Jeff Clement was

out-righted to Bradenton.

Since the moves were made before Sept. 1, both Presley and

McPherson would be eligible to play in the post-season if the

Pirates qualify.

Presley spent much of the season with the Pirates but was

optioned to Indianapolis in early August. He was batting leadoff

against the Milwaukee Brewers Friday night, and was hitting .234

with eight home runs in 77 games for Pittsburgh.

McPherson made his major-league debut earlier this month. He

pitched two scoreless innings of relief against San Diego in his

only major-league game.