The Pirates placed catcher Michael McKenry on the 15-day disabled list this afternoon and recalled outfielder Alex Presley from Class AAA Indianapolis.
The move for McKenry is retroactive to Sunday. The Pirates recalled catcher Tony Sanchez on Sunday as another backup option for Russell Martin.
McKenry, who sustained a left knee sprain during the Pirates' 7-4 victory against the Miami Marlins on Saturday, has never been on the disabled list. He is hitting .217 this season with three home runs and 14 RBIs in 41 games.
This is the fourth time this season the Pirates have recalled Presley, who is hitting .293 in 17 games with the Pirates this season. He was hitting .277 in 76 games with Indianapolis this season.
The Pirates begin a five-game series against the first-place St. Louis Cardinals tonight at PNC Park.
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