The Pittsburgh Pirates have placed Andrew McCutchen on the disabled list, retro 8/4. They have recalled Casey Sadler.
Earlier today I wrote about the whole situation involving McCutchen and Neil Walker being kept off the disabled list. On the surface, the issue is that the Pirates are playing with a 23-man roster, in hopes that they can get McCutchen and/or Walker back a few games early. Digging deeper, the big issue here is that the Pirates were taking an aggressive approach to bringing Walker and McCutchen back, which could have easily resulted in them missing more time. It looks like that might end up being the case with Walker.
If the worst case scenario is that you miss out on a few games from McCutchen by placing him on the disabled list, then I'd say that's not a bad thing. Th...
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