Andrew McCutchen is a late scratch from today’s lineup. The Pirates’ centerfielder reinjured his right shoulder on Wednesday night while making a leaping catch against the outfield fence, and the injury flared up this afternoon during batting practice. Jose Tabata took his spot in the lineup. McCutchen is listed as day to day.
Triple-A pitchers Hayden Penn and Vinnie Chulk are close to signing deals with separate Japanese teams.
Andrew McCutchen left Sunday’s game with a shoulder injury that he sustained while making a diving catch. He was officially diagnosed with a mildly sprained AC joint, which will likely keep him out of action for a few days. McCutchen will be reevaluated today, and the Pirates have not yet ruled him out for tonight’s game.
Rob Biertempfel tweeted moments ago that Pirates’ catching prospect Tony Sanchez will miss the remainder of the 2010 season. Sanchez, out with a broken jaw, previously hoped to return later in the year.