The two newest Pirates, catcher Chris Snyder and right-hander James McDonald, arrived at the clubhouse around 4:30 p.m., today and immediately got to work. Snyder will catch tonight, batting fifth, and McDonald is throwing a side today and starting Thursday.
Manager John Russell said that with McDonald starting, Daniel McCutchen will move to the bullpen, likely for the rest of the season.
Here’s the Pirates’ lineup for tonight’s game:
A McCutchen 8
And the Reds:
Phillips 4, Cabrera 6, Cairo 3, Rolen 5, Gomes 7, Bruce 9, Heisey 8, Hanigan 2, Wood LHP