Monday, May 30, 2011

Lineup, Call-Ups, Draft

-- Charlie Morton faces off against Dillon Gee tonight at 7:10. Root Sports will broadcast the game.

-- The lineup: Jose Tabata LF, Garrett Jones RF, Andrew McCutchen CF, Neil Walker 2B, Lyle Overbay 1B, Chris Snyder C, Ronny Cedeno SS, Brandon Wood 3B, Charlie Morton P.

No Josh Harrison in the lineup; we wonder if Brandon Wood is on a short leash or if Clint Hurdle is going to give him a few games to show if he still can.

-- It's official: IF Josh Harrison and C Dusty Brown are coming to Pittsburgh from Indy. Ryan Doumit (ankle sprain) and Steve Pearce (strained calf) went on the 15-day DL, and Ross Ohlendorf was switched from the 15-day DL to the 60-day, tying up all the loose ends.

And because so many have asked, Jason Jaramillo suffered an elbow injury about ten days ago. He's just been cleared to play, but only as a DH, so he isn't physically able to serve as the reserve catcher. Brown's promotion doesn't necessarily mean he's passed Jaramillo on the depth chart, and JJ is still on the 40-man roster. (Edit: Indy's Scott McCauley just tweeted that JJ is now on the DL.)

Brown, 28, caught 13 games in 2009-10 with the Red Sox, and went 4-for-15 (.267) with a homer, so he's familiar with the back-up role.

-- Jose Reyes will miss the series after learning that his grandmother just passed away. He's on bereavement leave, and is headed back to Santiago in the Dominican Republic for her funeral. David Wright and Ike Davis are also out with injuries.

-- Jeff Passan of Yahoo!Sports takes a look at the top contenders for the numero uno slot in the upcoming draft, with some Pittsburgh-oriented commentary.

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