Neil Walker has returned to the Pittsburgh Pirates lineup tonight, batting fourth and playing second base. The lineup also features Pedro Alvarez returning to third base, most likely due to the absence of Jordy Mercer. Mercer left yesterday’s game with soreness in his arm. Josh Harrison will be replacing him at shortstop. The lineup is posted below.
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There’s a lot going on here, with Alvarez getting a shot at third, and Mercer out for today. The good news from all of this is that Walker is back, after getting just four plate appearances since August 1st. Hopefully the injury to Mercer isn’t too serious.