The lineup: Josh Harrison SS, Drew Sutton LF, Andrew McCutchen CF, Casey McGehee 1B, Neil Walker 2B, Pedro Alvarez 3B, Jose Tabata RF, Mike McKenry C, James McDonald P.
Well, sure a new top to the order as JT gets bumped to the seven hole. Could work.
- The Pirates claimed all-around utility guy Oscar Tejeda (.262/5/31 in AA) off waivers from the Boston Red Sox and DFA'ed LHP Doug Slaten. Tejeda is a 24 year old who projects to eventually become an extra corner outfielder with some power but not much of an average. He was released in the backwash of the Kevin Youkilis deal and assigned to Altoona.
- Hmmm...the Bucs DFA LHPs Doug Slaten and Danny Moskos. You'd kinda think that the bullpen market being what it is that they could have flipped the pair for some return, even if just cash and a bag of balls.Of course, if they couldn't get anything for Matt Capps...
- Good news for Philadelphia: Chase Utley has just returned from the DL for tonight's game.
- Good news for Pittsburgh: Gerrit Cole, who got whacked with a liner last night, suffered a bruised jaw - nothing broken, no concussion.
- In their past 25 games at Citizen's Park, Pittsburgh is 5-20.
- LHP Rudy Owens, OF Starlin Marte and SS Jordy Mercer were named to the International League All-Star team.
- The Bucs traded AA RHP Shairon Martis to Minnesota; the terms haven't been worked out yet.