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Game Thread: Tucker, Reynolds Make MLB Debut

MLB: Pittsburgh Pirates-Media Day Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

Jameson Taillon (0-2, 3.43) will try to get in the win column with a greenhorn lineup Saturday, with the Pirates starting highly ranked prospects Cole Tucker and Bryan Reynolds.

Tucker and Reynolds will start at shortstop and center field, respectively. On Friday, Erik Gonzalez and Starling Marte collided on a bloop up the middle. Marte has been placed on the 10 day injury list with an abdominal wall contusion, and Gonzalez has been placed on the 60-day IL with a left clavicle fracture.

Elias Diaz- who was sidelined most of spring with an illness- has completed his rehab assignment and is in Pittsburgh, too. No roster move has been made for him yet.

The Giants will start Derek Holland (1-2, 4.09). He went 2-0 against the Pirates last year, allowing five runs- four earned- in 12.2 IP.

First pitch is at 4:05 p.m..



RF Steven Duggar

LF Gerardo Parra

C Buster Posey

1B Brandon Belt

3B Evan Longoria

SS Brandon Crawford

CF Kevin Pillar

2B Joe Panik

P Derek Holland


SS Cole Tucker

3B Jung-Ho Kang

C Francisco Cervelli

1B Josh Bell

CF Bryan Reynolds

RF J.B. Shuck

2B Pablo Reyes

LF Jason Martin

P Jameson Taillon