Could we finally see Andy Oliver on Saturday?
Now it's time for what seems like a weekly feature on the site: "Who could start for the Pirates on (Insert Day) with the recent injury to (Insert Pitcher Who is Injured)". Today we fill in those blanks with Saturday, and A.J. Burnett. Burnett will miss his next start with a calf injury, causing Jeff Locke to move up a day to pitch on Friday, and leaving no options on Saturday. Gerrit Cole and Francisco Liriano would both be pitching on less than five days rest on Saturday. Therefore, here are the options in the minors and the bullpen.
[Update: A.J. Burnett has been placed on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to June 9. More information can be found here.]
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