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Pirates notes: Wednesday's game vs. Nationals not on TV, only on Facebook Watch

| Tuesday, July 10, 2018, 6:15 p.m.

Wednesday’s game won’t be on traditional television and will only be available for viewing via Facebook Watch . The 12:35 p.m. series finale against Washington will not have any commercial breaks and is available for free to anyone with an account on the social networking service.

Former Pirate and Upper St. Clair native Sean Casey will be part of the broadcast team along with Rich Waltz F.P. Santangelo and Stephen Nelson.

McRae optioned out

Three days after joining the Pirates, Alex McRae was optioned back to Triple-A Indianapolis to clear a roster spot for the activation of starter Joe Musgrove off the disabled list.

A 2014 10 th -round pick of the Pirates, McRae is 3-7 with a 4.61 ERA in 17 appearances (16 starts) for Indianapolis this season.

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