Some good news if you were worried about Andrew McCutchen’s status: the MVP will return to the Pirates’ lineup tomorrow against the Orioles.
McCutchen last played on March 12th, and has been out since then with what was described as lower body soreness. He said that he would have been playing if it had been the regular season, but the Pirates are taking it easy with him in Spring Training. His inclusion in tomorrow’s lineup should ease any concerns that something is seriously wrong.
Also notable, Jung-ho Kang will return to the lineup tomorrow, after having a “work day” over the weekend. He will be starting at second base, which is the final position the Pirates wanted him to play this Spring. He started at shortstop, then moved to third base. Kang should be an option off the bench at all three positions this year.