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MLB: Miami Marlins at Pittsburgh Pirates Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

Gregory Polanco and Elias Diaz will make their 2019 debuts Monday when the Pirates play host to the Arizona Diamondbacks.

Polanco, who has been out since September after left shoulder surgery, will bat third and play right field. Catcher Elias Diaz was sidelined this spring with an illness. He was activated off the injury list Sunday, but did not enter the game. He will bat seventh.

Adam Frazier will also be returning to the lineup after missing the past three games with back spasms.

Joe Musgrove- the NL leader in ERA (0.81) and FIP (1.88)- will take the mound for the Pirates. Arizona will counter with Zack Godley (1-1, 6.26).

First pitch is at 7:05 p.m..



CF Jarrod Dyson

3B Eduardo Escobar

LF David Peralta

RF Adam Jones

1B Christian Walker

2B Wilmer Flores

SS Nick Ahmed

C John Ryan Murphy

P Zack Godley


2B Adam Frazier

LF Melky Cabrera

RF Gregory Polanco

1B Josh Bell

3B Colin Moran

CF Bryan Reynolds

C Elias Diaz

SS Cole Tucker

P Joe Musgrove