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After the Pittsburgh Pirates acquired right-hander A.J. Burnett during the off-season, Kevin Correia looked to be the odd man out of the rotation. Having six options, it looked as if Correia would start the season in the bullpen with the opportunity for a spot start if needed. But after Burnett's fluke accident during a bunting competition, a spot opened for the right-hander. And after Jeff Karstens was forced to the disabled list due to shoulder inflammation, and Burnett returned, Correia once again found himself a spot.
Although he's had four quality starts this season, he's been lucky to start the 2012 season, and it has started to fade. Correia has a career 71.7% strand rate over parts of nine seasons in the Majors, but prior to his start tonight...
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