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Pirates vs. Astros, 24 April 2010 - Jakubauskas Hurt

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