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Pirates Likely to Go Back to Five-Man Rotation

Pirates Likely to Go Back to Five-Man Rotation

After the stretch of 20 games without a day off ends on the 23rd, the Pirates will likely go back to a normal five man rotation. Pittsburgh still has eight more starts lined up before the off day after traveling to St. Louis and San Diego starting on Friday. The club will return home on the 24 to open up a six-game homestand.

The six-man rotation has many benefits. Manager Clint Hurdle alluded to giving the starting staff the extra day during the long stretch as well as rewarding Kevin Correia with the opportunity to start again.

"It keeps guys in play in lieu of something negative happening," Hurdle said. "You need to keep the arms fresh with the guys we’ve got. They gave us the chance to get Kevin back in because you don’t know the volume of opportunities you’re going to get as the...

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