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NL Wild Card Game: Pirates set roster

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Here's the Pirates' roster for tonight:

PITCHERS
Antonio Bastardo
Joe Blanton
Arquimedes Caminero
Gerrit Cole
Jared Hughes
Francisco Liriano
Mark Melancon
Joakim Soria
Tony Watson

CATCHERS
Francisco Cervelli
Elias Diaz
Chris Stewart

INFIELDERS
Pedro Alvarez
Pedro Florimon
Josh Harrison
Jordy Mercer
Michael Morse
Aramis Ramirez
Sean Rodriguez
Neil Walker

OUTFIELDERS
Keon Broxton
Starling Marte
Andrew McCutchen
Gregory Polanco
Travis Snider

Not much time for commentary right now, but:

-P- Liriano and Blanton will provide insurance in case Cole isn't able to work deep into the game for some reason.

-P- Obviously, the Pirates don't need quite as many pitchers as they usually would because this roster is only for one game, so the Bucs will have a couple extra spots for bench players. As expected, the Pirates will carry three catchers.

-P- Keon Broxton is the really interesting (although not terribly surprising) addition to the Pirates' bench. Look for the Bucs to find opportunities to let him wreak havoc on the bases. Travis Snider will provide the Bucs with an extra lefty pinch-hitting option. Florimon will give the Pirates a potential late-inning defensive replacement.