The Pirates have outrighted infielder/outfielder Pablo Reyes to Triple-A Indianapolis, per Nubyjas Wilborn of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. The club designated Reyes for assignment on Jan. 9. Reyes hasn’t been outrighted previously, nor does he have the necessary service time to reject the assignment in favor of free agency, so he’ll stick with the Pittsburgh organization.
Now 26 years old, Reyes debuted at the major league level with the Pirates in 2018 and posted an impressive .293/.349/.483 line with three home runs in 63 plate appearances. Last year didn’t go nearly as well for Reyes, though, as he slumped to a .203/.274/.322 mark with two homers and minus-0.5 fWAR across 157 PA.
While 2019 was a rough go at the plate for Reyes, he did show off quite a bit of defensive versatility for the Bucs. Reyes lined up at every infield position but first base and saw action at all three outfield spots. And Reyes turned in his second straight productive campaign in Indianapolis, where he has slashed .288/.341/.471 with 18 HRs and 18 steals over 589 PA since 2018.