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August 27, 2009
by rob biertempfel


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Pirates-Phillies starting lineups

PHILLIES – 1. Jimmy Rollins ss, 2. Shane Victorino cf, 3. Chase Utley 2b, 4. Ryan Howard cf, 5. Jayson Werth rf, 6. Raul Ibanez lf, 7. Pedro Feliz 3b, 8. Paul Bako c, 9. LHP J.A. Happ (10-2, 2.59) …

August 26, 2009
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Cedeno scratched again

For the second night in a row, shortstop Ronny Cedeno is a late scratch from the Pirates’ starting lineup. Cedeno (broken pinky finger) took infield and batting practice and initially told manager John Russell he was good to go, but …

August 26, 2009
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Alvarez, Molleken on World Cup rosters

Double-A Altoona third baseman Pedro Alvarez and right-handed reliever Dustin Molleken will play in the World Cup. Alvarez will play for Team USA and Molleken will represent his native Canada. Alvarez and Molleken will leave the Curve after Thursday’s game …

August 26, 2009
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Karstens goes on DL

Jeff Karstens was placed on the disabled list, retroactive to Tuesday, due to lower back soreness. Karstens went on the bereavement list (due to the death of his grandmother) when Phil Dumatrait was activated from the DL. Karstens will be …

August 25, 2009
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Cedeno scratched

Shorststop Ronnie Cedeno was scratched from the lineup tonight against the Phillies. Cedeno has missed three straight games due to a hairline fracture in his left pinky finger. Cedeno can play the field, but the injury makes it very difficult …

August 25, 2009
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Tabata among AFL picks

Outfielder Jose Tabata is among the seven prospects the Pirates will send to the Arizona Fall League — an almost certain indication he will not get a September call-up to the majors. Also on the Scottsdale Scorpions roster are pitchers …

August 23, 2009
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Wise words from KC, cautious words from ’79 Bucs

Harry Wayne “KC” Casey, the founder and lead singer of KC and the Sunshine Band, was onstage at PNC Park last night wearing a Pirates jersey which had to be a size XXXL. “Don’t laugh. I was your mon’s first …

August 22, 2009
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Parker lobbies for HOF status

With Jim Rice getting into the Hall of Fame in his final year of eligibility, it could give Dave Parker a boost on future ballots. Yet, Parker doesn’t believe it should have to come to that. Parker, who’s in town …

August 22, 2009
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Cedeno out with broken finger

Shortstop Ronny Cedeno broke the tip of his right pinky finger and will out until at least Tuesday. Cedeno sustained the injury last night while fielding a grounder. “After that, I could barely swing the bat,” Cedeno said. “I was …

August 21, 2009
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Dumatrait activated; Karstens on leave

Phil Dumatrait is back on the Pirates’ roster for the first time in more than a year. The lefty was activated today off the 60-day disabled list and probably will be used as a reliever/spot starter. To make room for …

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