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Pedro Out of the Lineup; No Challenges of Quick Homestand

Pedro Out of the Lineup; No Challenges of Quick Homestand

Third baseman Pedro Alvarez is out of the lineup this afternoon with the Royals throwing a lefty to the mound in Bruce Chen. Pirates Manager Clint Hurdle said that's not, however, the reason for him sitting today.

"I’m not so sure it’s taking him out of his game," Hurdle said. "I’m trying to get him quality reps. I’m also trying to keep some other guys that have given us a shot in the arm quality reps."

 

Today wraps up just a three game homestand at PNC Park. The Bucs are looking to take their second series sweep of the season. Hurdle said there is nothing difficult about the quick turn around before heading to Baltimore, then Cleveland.

"When you’ve done this, the biggest challenge is just getting your laundry moved around," Hurdle said. "I mean, seriously. You unpack a bag and ...

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