The Pirates will send rookie third baseman Ke’Bryan Hayes to the 10-day injured list, manager Derek Shelton said before Sunday’s game against the Cubs.

Shelton said that X-rays performed on Hayes’ left wrist after Saturday’s 5-1 loss to the Cubs came back negative. However, an MRI showed some inflammation in his wrist, which he injured on a swing in the first inning.

Early on Sunday, the Pirates believed Hayes could operate day to day as they awaited his return, but after he tried some pregame baseball activities, Shelton said they decided it was best to make the move.

“Today, when we ran him through some baseball activities, it was just the squeezing of the glove,” Shelton said. “So because of that, we decided that 10 days was more worthwhile.”

Phillip Evans, the Pirates’ main utilityman, took over at third base on Sunday. Kevin Newman batted in Hayes’ No. 2 spot in the order.

The Pirates expect to activate Wilmer Difo before Sunday’s game. Difo was on the club’s taxi squad, so his addition will require a corresponding move.

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