The Pittsburgh Pirates have announced two rehab updates this morning:
-Ryan Doumit is set to begin a rehab assignment today with the Bradenton Marauders. Position players can only spend 20 days on rehab assignment, which means that Doumit will return to Pittsburgh no later than August 10th. My guess is he would likely assume the starting catching role, although I could see Michael McKenry getting some playing time, based on how he has played so far this year.
-Ross Ohlendorf, who has already made two rehab appearances with the Marauders, will make his next rehab start with the Altoona Curve on Sunday July 24th. Pitchers can spend up to 30 days on rehab assignment, and since Ohlendorf started his work on July 14th, he will return no later than August 13th. That return date could be sooner, as it’s obviously a good sign that Ohlendorf is being moved up to AA. It’s unknown whether Ohlendorf will rejoin the rotation, possibly as the 6th man, or go to the bullpen.