If you haven't seen already, the Pirates have traded Indianapolis outfielder Jon Van Every to the Red Sox for a PTBNL. Van Every played briefly for the Red Sox in 2008 and 2009. He's a perfectly good AAA player, but with Brandon Jones and Brandon Moss as younger lefty outfield options, and with another veteran lefty outfield option in Brian Myrow who's probably a better hitter, Van Every wouldn't have gotten much of an opportunity with the Pirates. Anyway, Chris Jakubauskas makes his Pirates debut tonight.
UPDATE: Jakubauskas is being removed on a stretcher after being hit in the head by a Lance Berkman line drive. I really hope he's okay--that was one of the nastier-looking injuries I've seen on a baseball field. Jakubauskas was, for a while, kicking his feet in agony. When he finally sat up, he was spitting blood.
Pittsburgh Pirates @ Houston Astros
04/24/10 7:05 PM EDT
|Pittsburgh Pirates||Houston Astros|
|Akinori Iwamura - 2B||Michael Bourn - CF|
|Bobby Crosby - 1B||Jeff Keppinger - 2B|
|Andrew McCutchen - CF||Pedro Feliz - 3B|
|Garrett Jones - RF||Lance Berkman - 1B|
|Lastings Milledge - LF||Hunter Pence - RF|
|Andy LaRoche - 3B||Cory Sullivan - LF|
|Jason Jaramillo - C||Tommy Manzella - SS|
|Chris Jakubauskas - P||Humberto Quintero - C|
|Ronny Cedeno - SS||Wandy Rodriguez - P|