Doumit to miss 8-10 weeks after wrist surgery


Ryan Doumit will have surgery Thursday to repair a fractured wrist and will be out eight to 10 weeks, perhaps longer.

The Pirates put Doumit on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to yesterday. Robinzon Diaz was called up from Triple-A Indianapolis.

Doumit broke the scaphoid bone Sunday while swinging the bat. A screw or pin will be inserted to pull the bone back together. However, the recovery likely will be slow.

“It’s the bone in the wrist which gets the least amount of blood supply,” GM Neal Huntington said, “which lends to not a good prognosis for natural healing.”

Doumit will have another CT scan in four or five weeks to determine how well the bone is healing. He opted to have the surgery rather than try to play through the injury and possible have more problems in the future.

“It sucks,” Doumit said. “This is something I didn’t see coming. They told me eight to 10 weeks, but I’m hoping it could be before that.

“You do everything you can in the offseason to prepare, and we’re off to such a great start. We’ve got a good thing going. To have something like this, it’s devastating.”

Jason Jaramillo is in the lineup again tonight. Manager John Russell said Jaramillo could get most of the starts, at least initially, in Doumit’s absence.

• A short while ago, coach Perry Hill and reliever Craig Hansen pitched in and helped the grounds crew drag the tarp across the field. Gonna be another one of those nights.

• Double-A Altoona put shortstop Brian Friday on the seven-day DL with a left ear infection. Also, outfielder Jason Delaney was sent down from Indianapolis to Altoona.

• Tomorrow, the Pirates will mark Earth Day by staging a so-called “energy-free” game at PNC Park. According to the team, every dollar spent on electricity at the ballpark will be matched with a dollar for “natural energy resource development.”

In cooperation with the Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy, the team will plant a tree in local parks for every home run hit by a Pirates player this season at PNC Park.

Fans who ride bicycles to the game will get $5 off any seat costing $12 or more. The discounts will be available at a kiosk on Federal Street.

• Lineups for today’s game:

MARLINS — 1. Emilio Bonifacio, 3b, 2. John Baker c, 3. Hanley Ramirez ss, 4. Jorge Cantu 1b, 5, Dan Uggla 2bl, 6. Jeremy Hermedia lf, 7. Cody Ross rf, 8. Cameron Maybin cf, 9. Anibal Sanchez (1-0, 1.64) rhp

PIRATES — 1. Nyjer Morgan lf, 2. Freddy Sanchez 2b, 3. Nate McLouth cf, 4. Adam LaRoche 1b, r. Brandon Moss rf, 6. Andy LaRoche 3b, 7. Jack Wilson ss, 8. Jason Jaramillo c, 9. Jeff Karstens (0-0, 6.75) rhp.