-- James McDonald will take the hill against Chris Volstad tonight at 7:10 PM. The game will be aired on Root Sports.
-- Tonight's lineup: Andrew McCutchen CF, Jose Tabata LF, Lyle Overbay 1B, Neil Walker 2B, Garrett Jones RF, Pedro Alvarez 3B, Chris Snyder C, Josh Rodriguez SS, James McDonald P.
McCutch is back, say no more.
-- Tim Williams of Pirate Prospects reports that Jameson Taillon will make his last extended training start today and then report to Class A West Virginia, where presumably five days from now he'll be ready to pitch. He'll be brought along slowly; Bucco pitching prospects at that level usually split games in two ("piggybacking") with each hurler getting four or five innings as a way to protect young arms from overwork.
-- Garrett Olson, DFA'ed to clear space for Joe Beimel, cleared waivers and the Pirates sent him to Indy.
-- Nathan Adcock, who KC claimed from the Bucs in the Rule 5 draft, has not too surprisingly been the least used Royal pitcher. He's appeared twice, worked 4-1/3 innings and given up six hits with no runs, walks or strikeouts recorded.