Jose Osuna Recalled to Big Leagues, Joins Pirates in St. Louis

24-year-old receives first call to the big leagues

Jose Osuna was recalled by the Pittsburgh Pirates earlier today. (Photo by Adam Pintar)

By Cheyne Reiter / Indianapolis Indians | April 18, 2017 6:54 PM ET

INDIANAPOLIS - The Indianapolis Indians, in conjunction with the Pittsburgh Pirates, today announced that first baseman/outfielder Jose Osuna was recalled to the big leagues. In a corresponding move, first baseman/outfielder Joey Terdoslavich was transferred from extended spring training to Indianapolis, leaving the Indians' roster at 25 active players.

Osuna, 24, hit .250 (9-for-36) with five doubles and one RBI in 10 games for the Tribe this season. Last year, he opened his campaign at Double-A Altoona and batted .269 (68-for-253) with 27 extra-base hits and 38 RBI in 70 contests. Those strong numbers earned him a promotion to Indy, where he hit .291 (64-for-220) with 19 doubles, six home runs and 31 RBI in 63 games.

Named by MiLB.com as a Pirates Organization All-Star for a third consecutive season, Pittsburgh rewarded the rising slugger by adding him to its 40-man roster on Nov. 5, 2016. He backed Pittsburgh's move by being one of baseball's best hitters this spring, hitting .404 (22-for-54) with four doubles, five home runs and 17 RBI in 22 spring training affairs.

This story was not subject to the approval of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues or its clubs.

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