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With Charlie Morton on the disabled list with right elbow inflammation, Brad Lincoln had the opportunity on Wednesday to make a spot start for Pittsburgh. Since being recalled from Triple-A Indianapolis, the right-hander has been used primarily in the bullpen, where he's thrived. Lincoln made one spot start for the Pirates three weeks ago, throwing six solid innings (just two earned runs) in the 3-2 win in Miami.

Lincoln has been very valuable to the Bucs this season in any role, including long relief, short relief, late innings. But his future with the organization is still blurred on which role they prefer for the former first-round pick: a possible future closer or late inning guy, or as a starter?

The 27-year-old has been charged with just thre...

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