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April 27, 2009
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Pre-game notes from Milwaukee; Doumit re-joins team

MILWAUKEE — This is Trib reporter John Grupp at the three-game series with the Brewers, as Trib beat writer Rob Biertempfel is traveling to the Dominican Republic to file an anticipated report on the new Pirates baseball academy. Anyhow, here …

April 27, 2009
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Monroe, Bixler, Hinske get starts

Eric Hinske, making a homecoming to the state where he was a three-star athlete, will get his fourth consecutive start in right field, and Brian Bixler is back at shortstop as the Pirates meet the nemesis Brewers at 8:05 p.m. …

April 26, 2009
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Depth pays dividends

SAN DIEGO — Ryan who? Jack who? Freddy who? The backups played large roles again today in the Pirates’ 8-3 win against the Padres. Ramon Vazquez, who gave second baseman Freddy Sanchez a breather, singled, walked and scored a run. …

April 26, 2009
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Jaramillo getting it done

SAN DIEGO — Jason Jaramillo was supposed to be the defensive catcher. “I still am,” Jaramillo said, grinning after he whacked a pair of doubles in Saturday’s 10-1 rout of the Padres. “I feel comfortable (at the plate). It’s one …

April 26, 2009
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Wilson goes on disabled list

SAN DIEGO — Shortstop Jack Wilson tonight was placed on the 15-day disabled list due to a sprained left middle finger. Infielder Brian Bixler was called up from Triple-A Indianapolis, and will join the team Sunday. Wilson injured the finger …

April 25, 2009
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Wilson out again with sprained finger

SAN DIEGO — Shortstop Jack Wilson’s was scratched from tonight’s lineup against the Padres due to a sprained left middle finger. Ramon Vazquez will start at short and bat seventh. It’s the same finger Wilson injured during the April 13 …

April 25, 2009
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Pirates extra cautious with McLouth

SAN DIEGO — Center fielder Nate McLouth, who was scratched from yesterday’s game due to a tweaked right oblique, is out of action again today. “Nate’s a little better today,” manager John Russell said. “But it’s still day to day. …

April 25, 2009
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Hansen goes on DL

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 …

April 24, 2009
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McLouth scratched with oblique injury

SAN DIEGO — Center fielder Nate McLouth was scratched from the Pirates lineup tonight due to a strained right oblique. There was no immediate word on when McLouth was injured — he seemed fine in the clubhouse about an hour …

April 24, 2009
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Davidson claimed by Marlins

Lefty Dave Davidson was claimed off waivers by the Marlins. Davidson was designated for assignment when the Pirates acquired Delwyn Young. Davidson, 24, had a 4.15 ERA this season in three relief appearances for Triple-A Indianapolis. • The Pirates raised …

 
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