The Pittsburgh Pirates rotation will have a new look heading into the second half of the 2012 season. Manager Clint Hurdle said on Sunday that the rotation will kick off on July 13 in Milwaukee with James McDonald. Following McDonald will be Kevin Correia then A.J. Burnett. Jeff Karstens and Erik Bedard will be No. 4 and 5 in the series in Colorado.
"We’ve looked at this a couple different ways," Hurdle said. "We really wanted to split up some things, do the best job we could at maybe presenting a different look after each guy throws. And to give some guys some time down. This is going to give Erik an opportunity to throw a couple sides in order to work on some things. It will give A.J. some time down, which I think he would benefit from."
McDonald was the Pirates ace of the staff th...
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