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Pirates Debating DH Decision; Clement an Option?

Pirates Debating DH Decision; Clement an Option?

Hitting Coach Jeff Branson congratulates Jeff Clement on his solo home run.

PITTSBURGH, Pa. -- Starting on Tuesday, the Pirates will kick off a six game series of Interleague play away from PNC Park. They travel to Baltimore to face the Orioles and Cleveland to face the Indians before returning to Pittsburgh on June 19 for a six game set.

Pirates Manager Clint Hurdle and General Manager Neal Huntington are said to be using the day off today to discuss whether they will call up a bat from Triple-A Indianapolis to serve as the designated hitter.

"We’re working through it because we’re going to have six games and we’re going to have two left-handed pitchers starting off against us so it will be a little different look," Hurdle said.

"We’ve got some guys that we feel can fill the D...

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