Pirates Notebook: Sore ankle sits McCutchen:
"The Pirates, as expected, brought up Steve Pearce to restore their roster to 13 position players and 12 pitchers. He is expected to get bench duty with occasional starts at first base and some in the outfield, Russell said. Pearce, 27, was hitting .349 with 12 doubles, 2 home runs and 8 RBIs for Class AAA Indianapolis, reaching base safely in 21 of his 23 games."
Mixed leaguers yawn. NL-Only? Ready! Fire! Aim!
Interesting that Piearce has the minor league pedigree to justify a Garrett Jones 2009 performance.