Jeff Locke is one of four arms in Triple-A that could step in the rotation.

Prior to the game on Sunday afternoon at Progressive Field, Pirates General Manager Neal Huntington said the plan was to keep Brad Lincoln in the rotation until Jeff Karstens returned from the disabled list. That, however, was before Lincoln lasted just 3.1 innings and gave up four runs to the Tribe. After the game, Manager Clint Hurdle didn't indicate whether the plan was to still stick with Lincoln in the rotation for one more turn, or if they will decide to give that opportunity to one of several young prospects knocking on the door in Triple-A. Lincoln is currently slated to pitch at PNC Park on Saturday against the Detroit Tigers.

"That’s the plan as we sit here," Huntington said. "Brad obviously had a v...

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