Starting tonight at second base for your Pittsburgh Pirates … Andy LaRoche?
Bobby Crosby does not expect to miss any time after colliding with right fielder Lastings Milledge tonight as they chased a pop-up.
Left-hander Zach Duke (elbow pronator strain) threw soft-toss Sunday (25 tosses) and Monday (40 tosses). “Felt good,” Duke said. “I’m right on track.”
Second baseman Neil Walker (concussion) was sent back to Pittsburgh, where he will be re-evaluated by team doctors. So far, Walker has not been placed on the disabled list. The Pirates are hopeful Walker can return to action later this week.
Second baseman Neil Walker was discharged from the hospital this morning and has been diagnosed with a concussion. He is expected to be out at least through the rest of the weekend series against the Oakland A’s, however his status and return to play is unknown.