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Beset by injuries, Pirates add 2 players to roster

Jerry DiPaola
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Christopher Horner | Tribune-Review
Pirates reliever Chris Stratton pitches during the eighth inning against the Cardinals Tuesday, July 23, 2019, at PNC Park.

The Pittsburgh Pirates added two players to a depleted roster Tuesday when relief pitcher Chris Stratton was reinstated from the injured list and infielder Jake Elmore was brought back after spending most of the season with Triple-A Indianapolis

The Pirates will play the Seattle Mariners on Tuesday without injured regulars Josh Bell (groin), Starling Marte (wrist) and Jacob Stallings (back spasms). Also, closer Felipe Vazquez was placed on the restricted list after he was arrested on child solicitation charges.

Stratton (1-1, 3.43 ERA with the Pirates) had been out since Aug. 29 with right side inflammation. Elmore, 32, was 1 for 20 with the Pirates earlier this season, but hit .322 in Indianapolis.

Infielder Corban Joseph, who was claimed off waivers from the San Francisco Giants on Monday, is active for the game.

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Jerry DiPaola is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Jerry by email at [email protected] or via Twitter .

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