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Altoona Notebook: Starting Rotation Being Reconstructed, Wyatt Mathisen Update

Brandon Waddell rejoins the Altoona rotation on Monday. Photo Credit: David Hague
Altoona Notebook: Starting Rotation Being Reconstructed, Wyatt Mathisen Update
Sean McCool

ALTOONA, Pa. - With the return of Brandon Waddell to Altoona, as well as an abundance of players who have started in the past on their current roster, it was obvious that the Curve were bound to make a few changes to their starting rotation.

The unexpected move was Casey Sadler being inserted back into the Altoona starting rotation. Before last Thursday, Sadler hasn't started a game for the Altoona Curve since 2013 and last started a game professionally in 2015 with Indianapolis (before his Tommy John surgery). He has added an inning of work in each of his last four outings, working his way to five innings last Thursday . The organization wants Sadler to get scheduled innings as a starter, so he will be back in the rotation.

Brandon Waddell will be reinstated from the disabled list a...

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Sean McCool

Sean joined Pirates Prospects before the 2015 season began, covering the Altoona Curve. During the day, he is a marketing professional for Penn Highlands Community College in Johnstown, PA. Sean also dabbles with the guitar, emcees weddings, and plays disc golf.

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