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Correia Gets Nod on Monday Against Rockies

Correia Gets Nod on Monday Against Rockies

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PITTSBURGH, Pa. -- Right-hander Kevin Correia, who was scratched from his outing on Saturday due to discomfort in his left side, will start Monday night's 7:05 game against the Colorado Rockies.

Since being sidelined, Correia has progressively gotten better each day. Although he was unsure of when he injured his side, it felt sore a few days ago. The club decided to be extra cautious with Correia, who ended the 2011 season on the disabled list with a strained left oblique, around the same area he felt the tightness.

"He felt better yesterday," Pirates General Manager Neal Huntington said. "His symptoms were almost completely resolved, which was a good thing. We got the affirmation with the MRI that came back clean. He was able to go through his throwing program without issue yesterday. He was able to throw a light side."

Right-hander Brad Lincoln was originally slated to pitch on Monday will be used in long relief in the bullpen for the tim...

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