Notebook: Rain keeps Wilson out
If not for the adverse weather conditions Tuesday, shortstop Jack Wilson might have returned to the Pirates' starting lineup. Persistent rain, however, wiped out his scheduled running session. Wilson, who hasn't started since May 6 because of a hamstring strain, is hopeful he can play tonight against the Cincinnati Reds. Wilson had been scheduled to test his hamstring before last night's game by running the bases and taking ground balls. Had he completed those exercises, Wilson was optimistic he'd have started.
"I would have told them I was ready," Wilson said. "It's unfortunate we had the rain, because it might have been the day I got back out there."
Manager Jim Tracy confirmed that, weather permitting, Wilson could return today or Thursday.
"He's definitely moving in the right direction," Tracy said.
"He's progressing in small increments and seems to be getting a little bit better," Tracy said.