Game 72 Live Blog: Pirates at Rangers

Lineups: Pirates: 1. Jose Tabata, LF 2. Neil Walker, 2B 3. Andrew McCutchen, CF 4. Garrett Jones, 1B 5. Ryan Church, DH 6. Pedro Alvarez, 3B 7. Ryan Doumit, C 8. Lastings Milledge, RF 9. Bobby Crosby, SS P. Jeff Karstens Rangers: 1. Elvis Andrus, SS2. Michael Young, 3B3. Ian Kinsler, 2B4. Vladimir Guerrero, DH5. Josh Hamilton, LF6. Nelson Cruz, RF7. Justin Smoak, 1B8. Matt Treanor, C9....

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Daniel McCutchen to start Saturday?

The Pittsburgh Pirates still don’t have a starter for Saturday, although it’s looking more and more like that starter will be Daniel McCutchen.  Charlie Morton would be the only other option, but Morton is scheduled to start tonight for Indianapolis.  If Morton does start, then that would pretty much confirm that McCutchen will start Saturday, which was his next scheduled start for Indianapolis. McCutchen had his...

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Justin Thomas and Steven Jackson called up

According to Dejan Kovacevic, the Pittsburgh Pirates may have called up right handed pitcher Steven Jackson, and purchased the contract of left handed pitcher Justin Thomas.  Thomas will take one of the two open spots on the 40-man roster, and the addition of both players will fill up the 25-man roster. The Pirates still have no starter for Saturday, so my guess is that Jackson was brought up to help out the bullpen for the next...

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The Rule 5 Roster Crunch Begins Early

Dejan Kovacevic shed some light on the Ronald Uviedo trade for Dana Eveland today, by saying that Uviedo would have probably been cleared off the 40-man roster this winter in order to make room for some first time eligible Rule 5 prospects.  For a detailed rundown on the Rule 5 draft, check out the Rule 5 wiki page.  For a short rundown: Players who are in the organization but not on the 40-man roster are eligible if: -They...

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Dana Eveland Designated for Assignment

The Pittsburgh Pirates have designated Dana Eveland for assignment, and are expected to make two additions to the 25-man roster today.  The Pirates acquired Eveland at the start of June, after being designated for assignment by the Toronto Blue Jays.  Pittsburgh traded relief pitching prospect Ronald Uviedo for 23 days of Eveland’s service. Eveland made just three appearances with the Pirates, pitching 9.2 innings,...

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