Pirates recall Hanson, select Marte

BY foxsports • August 30, 2016

CHICAGO (AP) The Pittsburgh Pirates have recalled infielder Alen Hanson and have selected left-hander Kelvin Marte from Triple-A Indianapolis.

To make room on the active roster Tuesday, right-hander Jameson Taillon and left-hander Steven Brault have been optioned to Class-A Bristol in the Appalachian League.

To make room on the 40-man roster for Marte, left-hander Kyle Lobstein has been designated for assignment.

This will be Hansen's second stint with the Pirates this season. He singled off Atlanta's Bud Norris for his first major league hit on May 17 before being optioned back to Indianapolis two days later.

In 110 Triple-A games this season, Hansen has batted .266 with 15 doubles, seven triples, eight home runs, 32 RBIs and 36 stolen bases.

The 28-year-old Marte has no major league experience. In 34 appearances with Indianapolis, Marte is 4-3 with two saves and a 3.67 ERA. He made his last three appearances as a starter, going 2-1 with a 1.69 ERA.