The Pirates equipment crew was spotted packing a Daniel McCutchen — it was No. 34, not Andrew’s No. 22 — jersey for the trip to Oakland, a sure indication the right-hander will make a spot start Saturday against the Athletics.
This morning, reliever Dana Eveland was designated for assignment. By doing so, the Pirates raised the white flag on the trade which netted Eveland (who was awful in three outings) from the Bue Jays in exchange for hard-throwing reliever Ronald Uviedo.
The Pirates made two baserunning gaffes in last night’s 6-3 loss against the Rangers. One of them proved costly.
Here’s another update on catcher prospect Tony Sanchez, who earlier today was hit in the face by a pitch while playing for High-A Bradenton.