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Andrew McCutchen Activated From the DL, Michael Martinez Optioned to AAA

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The Pittsburgh Pirates have activated Andrew McCutchen from the disabled list. To make room on the 25-man roster, they have optioned Michael Martinez to Indianapolis. Today was the first day that McCutchen was eligible to come off the disabled list, and it was expected over the last two days that he would be activated tonight. He is in the lineup, batting third and playing center field.

As an added bonus, Jordy Mercer is back in the lineup tonight, after missing the last four games. The lineup is as follows.

The big surprise there — or maybe not so much of a big surprise based on recent performance — is that Travis Snider is starting over Gregory Polanco. Overall, this looks like the best lineup the Pirates have had all month.

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Tim Williams
Tim Williams
Tim is the owner, producer, editor, and lead writer of PiratesProspects.com. He has been running Pirates Prospects since 2009, becoming the first new media reporter and outlet covering the Pirates at the MLB level in 2011 and 2012. His work can also be found in Baseball America, where he has been a contributor since 2014 and the Pirates' correspondent since 2019.

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