PITTSBURGH (AP) -The Pittsburgh Pirates put center fielder Chris Duffy on the 15-day disabled list Saturday with a sprained left ankle and purchased the contract of utilityman Matt Kata from Triple-A Indianapolis.
To create a 40-man roster spot for the 29-year-old Kata, the Pirates designated Indianapolis right-hander Marty McLeary for assignment.
Duffy, previously bothered by a right hamstring injury, was hurt while running down a fly ball Wednesday in Miami. He has been the Pirates' primary starter in center, hitting .249 with three homers and 22 RBIs in 70 games.
Kata has a .241 average in 191 career games with the Diamondbacks, Phillies and Rangers, mostly as an infielder. He hit .186 with two doubles, two homers and six RBIs in 31 games with Texas earlier this season. He had a .265 average in 13 games at Indianapolis.
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