Pirates Add Wilmer Difo to 40-Man Roster; Erik Gonzalez Placed on Injured List

The Pittsburgh Pirates have added Wilmer Difo to the big league roster for the second time this season. Erik Gonzalez, who was injured during last night’s game, has been placed on the 10-day injured list with a right oblique strain. To make room on the 40-man roster, Trevor Cahill has been placed on the 60-day injured list.

Difo hit .244/.287/.366 in 44 games with the Pirates earlier this season. He was designated for assignment last month and reported to Indianapolis after he cleared waivers. In 12 games in Triple-A, he hit .244/.304/.293 in 46 plate appearances.

Cahill has already been out 20 days due to a left calf strain and he just started running a few days ago, so it was going to be some time before he returned to the team prior to this move to the 60-day injured list.