Pregame: Ohlendorf optioned to Indy


MILWAUKEE — Ross Ohlendorf was activated from the disabled list today and, as expected, was immediately optioned to Triple-A Indianapolis. The Pirates could use him as a spot starter in the Aug. 22 doubleheader against the Brewers at PNC Park. That will come during a stretch 21 games over 20 consecutive days. (It includes the Sept. 1 rainout makeup game against the Dodgers at PNC Park.)

»»» To make room for Ohlendorf on the 40-man roster, right-hander Tim Wood was designated for assignment. Wood was signed March 31 after being cut by the Nationals. In 13 games with the Pirates, he went 0-3 with a 5.63 ERA and a 2.00 WHIP.

»»» Chase d’Arnaud (broken finger) and Alex Presley (nerve problem in hand) were moved to Indy for the next phase of their injury rehab assignments.

»»» State College outfielder Wes Freeman was added to the NL squad roster for the short-season A New York-Penn League all-star game.

»»» Derrek Lee still is bothered by soreness in his hand and is not able to start today.

Lineups for today’s game:

Pirates (56-60) – 1. Andrew McCutchen cf, 2. Xavier Paul rf, 3. Garrett Jones 1b, 4. Neil Walker 2b, 5. Ryan Ludwick lf, 6. Pedro Alvarez 3b, 6. 7. Ronny Cedeno ss, 8. Michael McKenry c, 9. Paul Maholm lhp (6-12, 3.54)

Brewers (67-51) – 1. Corey Hart rf, 2. Jerry Hairston Jr. cf, 3. Ryan Bruan lf, 4. Prince Fielder 1b, 5. Casey McGehee 3b, 6. Yuniesky Betancourt ss, 7. Josh Wilson 2b, 8. Matt Lucroy c, 9. Zach Greinke (10-4, 4.21)