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Pirates' Meek limited with calf tightness

Friday, Feb. 25, 2011
 

• Reliever Evan Meek was limited Thursday due to tightness in his right calf. "It's nothing major," Meek said. "I'll miss maybe another day or two, that's it." Meek threw on flat ground yesterday and is able to play catch and long toss.

• Left-hander Scott Olsen threw a bullpen session of 25 fastballs. Olsen has missed the past week due to a strained left hamstring.

• Right-handers Kevin Correia and Ross Ohlendorf will piggyback in Sunday's game against the Tampa Bay Rays. Each will work two innings, with Correia getting the start. Closer Joel Hanrahan and relievers Joe Beimel and Jose Veras also are scheduled to pitch.

• The Pirates put three players on Baseball America's list of the top 100 prospects, with pitcher Jameson Taillon topping all Bucs hopefuls at No. 11. The magazine graded Taillon at 70 (top-ranked Bryce Harper, the Washington Nationals outfielder and top pick in last year's draft, is an 80) and predicted the right-hander will reach the majors in 2013. Catcher Tony Sanchez (70 grade, 2012 ETA) is ranked No. 46. Righty Stetson Allie (70 grade, 2013 ETA) is ranked No. 79.

• Today's seven-inning exhibition against State College of Florida will begin at 12:05 p.m. at McKechnie Field and will be webcast via the college's Internet site, www.scf.edu .

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