Pittsburgh, Pa. -- The Pirates will have the opportunity to expand their roster to 26 on Wednesday for the doubleheader at PNC Park against the Colorado Rockies.

According to the new baseball collective bargaining agreement, teams will be allowed to have 26 active players for day-night doubleheaders. The roster expands before the game, and goes back to 25 after the second game.

Pirates Manager Clint Hurdle said they will take advantage of having an extra player for Wednesday. Both the Rockies and Pirates will be making history by becoming the first two clubs to use a 26th man of the 2012 season. According to the new rules, they must be scheduled with a day's notice in order to give clubs time to bring up someone from the minor leagues.

"We’ve talked around internally," Hurdle said...

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