BRADENTON, Fla. — Ryan Doumit originally was listed on the lineup for the game Friday against the Rays in Port Charlotte, but was scratched.
Earlier tonight, I was told by a Pirates official that Doumit is a healthy scratch. After tonight’s 11-8 loss against the Orioles, I got a different sort of answer when I asked manager Clint Hurdle about Doumit’s status. “I think we’ll have some kind of comment, maybe tomorrow, about him,” Hurdle said.
Doumit, who did not play tonight against the O’s, has not played in three of the past five games and five of the past eight. He went 0 for 2 Tuesday against the Twins in Fort Myers. The Pirates are actively trying to trade Doumit, who will make $5.1 million this year.