Delwyn Young is back in the leadoff spot tonight. Monday, Young hit batted for just the seventh time in his career. He began the game with a solo homer, his first in the No. 1 spot in the order, off Kyle Kendrick.
Right-hander Hunter Strickland today was promoted to Class A Bradenton, where he will fill the rotation spot vacated by Bryan Morris, who was sent to Double-A Altoona.
Right-hander Bryan Morris today was promoted to Double-A Altoona. If he pitches as well there as he did at Class A Bradenton, Morris might get up to Triple-A Indianapolis by season’s end.
CHICAGO — Second baseman Aki Iwamura said he expects to miss “just a couple of days” due to a strained right hamstring.
Starling Marte, one of the Pirates’ top outfielder prospects, will see a specialist Monday to determine if he needs surgery on his left hand.
Ronny Cedeno will be re-examined Wednesday morning to determine if his left wrist was fractured by one of Johnny Cueto’s fastballs.