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Pregame: d’Arnaud in lineup


The Pirates designated left-hander Aaron Thompson for assignment in order to open a spot on the 40-man roster for Chase d’Arnaud, who will make his major league debut tonight against the Red Sox. Thompson, 24, was claimed off waivers from Washington in December. In 16 games (12 starts) for Double-A Altoona, he is 3-6 with a 4.97 ERA and a 1.43 WHIP.

»»» Right-hander Steven Jackson was re-acquired from the Reds organization for a player to be named. Jackson began the year in the Dodgers’ system, was released, then signed with the Reds and made 10 relief outings for Triple-A Louisville. Jackson pitched for the Pirates in 2009 and ’10.

»»» The Pirates signed their 23rd-round draft pick, right-hander Jordan Cooper.

»»» Central Blood Bank and the Pirates are aiming to collect 500 units of blood during a drive from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on June 27-29. The drive will be held in the press conference room at PNC Park. The 500th donor of the season will win an autographed Pirates jersey. The 500th donor of June will get $500 in American Express gift cards. All donors will receive two free Pirates tickets.

Lineups for today’s game:

Red Sox (44-30) – 1. Jacoby Ellsbury cf, 2. Dustin Pedroia 2b, 3. Adrian Gonzalez 1b, 4. Kevin Youkillis 3b, 5. Darnell McDonald lf, 6. Mike Cameron rf, Jason Varitek c, 8. Marco Scutaro ss, 9. Jon Lester lhp (9-3, 3.70)

Pirates (36-37) – 1. Jose Tabata lf, 2. Chase d’Arnaud 3b, 3. Andrew McCutchen cf, 4. Neil Walker 2b, 5. Matt Diaz rf, 6.Lyle Overbay 1b 7. Ronny Cedeno ss, 8. Mike McKenry c, 9. Paul Maholm lhp (3-8, 3.29)



  1. Bizrow says:

    PBC Nation – at the Trib
    California – Bakersfield, San Francisco, UNION CITY
    Colorado – Ft Collins
    Connecticut – Cos Cob
    Florida – Palm Harbor, Orlando, Valrico
    Germany – Leverkusen/Cologne
    Idaho – Mountain Home, Coer d’Aline
    Indiana – Indianapolis
    Illinois – La Salle, Peru
    Kentucky – Louisville
    Japan – Tokyo
    Louisiana – Slidell
    Maryland – Arnold, Odenton
    Massachusetts – Boston
    Michigan – Kalamazooooooo ( al la, Pittsburgh goal scored by Mario Lemoooooooooooooo)
    Mississippi – Biloxi
    New Jersey – Chesterfield, Princeton, Roxbury
    New York – New York, Smithtown
    North Carolina – Asheville, Hickory
    Ohio – Cincinnati, Columbiana, Westerville, Green, Hilliard
    Pennsylvania – Downtown, Hopewell, Indiana, North Wales, Franklin Park, Forest Hills, Lansdale, Philadelphia, DuBois, Reading
    South Carolina – Duncan
    Tennessee – Smithville
    Texas – Tyler
    Virginia – JAL, Hampton, Rescue, Richmond, Front Royal
    Washington – Seattle, Nine Mile Falls
    Wisconsin – Madison

    55 in all, so far, with miles to go
    6/24/2011 3:35 PM

  2. joel says:

    I hope the Pirates do not try and kill the knuckler from Wakefield but to slap in the other way.

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