Friday, April 29, 2011

Mile High Notes

Colorado's Jhoulys Chacin, pitching with six days' rest, will start against Kevin Correia tonight at 8:40 PM. The game will be aired on Root Sports.

-- The lineup: Andrew McCutchen CF, Jose Tabata LF, Garrett Jones RF, Neil Walker 2B, Lyle Overbay 1B, Chris Snyder C, Pedro Alvarez 3B, Ronny Cedeno SS, Kevin Correia P.

-- Clint Hurdle told the beat gang that Ronny Cedeno will still see lots of playing time, and that he's going with Brandon Wood now because he has "the hot hand." The hot hand must have cooled some; Cedeno is starting tonight.

-- Josh Rodriguez, the Pirates Rule 5 pick who was DFA'ed for Brandon Wood, was returned to Cleveland.

-- Ben Nicholson-Smith of MLB Trade Rumors reports that six 2010 Rule 5 picks are still with their teams. One is ex-Buc farmhand RHP Nathan Adcock of the Royals, who has allowed 10 hits and 3 walks in 10 innings with 4 strikeouts and a 2.70 ERA.

-- Scott McCauley, Indy broadcaster, tweeted that 3B prospect Josh Harrison (.375/.426/.571) is on the DL with a groin problem. Harrison has been the bright spot of the John Grabow/Tom Gorzelanny trade to the Cubs, with prospect pitchers Jose Ascanio and Kevin Hart spending most of their Bucco stay injured.

-- Kris Hughes of the Yardbarker Network has a post and vid of Nats' uberprospect Bryce Harper following Pirates' Class A West Virginia pitcher Tyler Waldron to the dugout after being K'ed, emptying both benches.

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