Thursday, April 28, 2011

Morning Notes, Lineup

-- Jeff Karstens and Ryan Vogelsong will pitch today. For Vogelsong, it will be his first MLB start in seven years. The game starts at 12:35 PM, and will be shown on Root Sports.

-- The lineup: Andrew McCutchen SS, Jose Tabata LF, Lyle Overbay 1B, Neil Walker 2B, Garrett Jones RF, Ryan Doumit C, Pedro Alvarez 3B, Brandon Wood SS, Jeff Karstens P.

Ronny Cedeno is still in the doghouse, and may be for a while to let the Bucs evaluate Wood.

-- Chris Resop will see more time as the set-up guy for Joel Hanrahan. Evan Meek, bothered by a bug and inconsistent on the hill, may be used earlier in ball games for the short term.

-- The Bucs made it official; John Bowker is getting DFA'ed to make room for Xavier Paul. The switch makes sense from a need standpoint, but the Pirates are so protective of their out-of-option players that the move was as a small surprise.

-- RHP Bryan Morris is expected to miss at least two more weeks to his oblique strain.

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