The Pittsburgh Pirates added newly-acquired first baseman John Nogowski to the active roster ahead of Monday night’s game against the Atlanta Braves. To make room on the roster, pitcher Nick Mears has been optioned to Indianapolis.
ROSTER MOVES: INF John Nogowski has officially reported to the Major League team and RHP Nick Mears has been optioned to Triple-A Indianapolis.
— Pittsburgh Pirates (@Pirates) July 5, 2021
Nogowski went 1-for-18 at the plate in 19 games for the St Louis Cardinals this year. His only other big league experience is one game for the Cardinals last year. Mears has now been called up twice by the Pirates this year without appearing in a game.