SAN DIEGO The Pirates today made a roster move but not the one many folks might have expected.
Reliever Craig Hansen was placed on the 15-day disabled list due to neck spasms. Righty Evan Meek was recalled from Triple-A Indianapolis and is expected to arrive here in time for tonight’s game against the Padres.
Center fielder Nate McLouth, who was scratched from yesterday’s game due to a tweaked right oblique, is out of action again today. However, McLouth was not put on the DL, which is an encouraging sign.
• Lineups for today’s game:
PIRATES 1. Nyjer Morgan cf, 2. Freddy Sanchez 2b, 3. Craig Monroe lf, 4. Adam LaRoche 1b, 5. Eric Hinske rf, 6. Andy LaRoche 3b, 7. Jason Jaramillo c, 8. Jack Wilson ss, 9. Zach Duke (2-1, 2.95) lhp.
PADRES TBA 9. Shawn Hill (1-0, 3.60) rhp.