Notebook: Plenty Bucs, Phils among all-stars
Despite taking a combined 67-104 record into last night's game, the Pirates and Phillies boasted a combined five 2006 All-Stars. Jason Bay and Freddy Sanchez are the Pirates stars. Ryan Howard, Chase Utley and Tom Gordon will represent the Phillies.
Victor Santos, who was placed on the 15-day disabled list June 18 with a strained rotator cuff, threw five scoreless innings for Triple-A Indianapolis this week, but manager Jim Tracy would not pinpoint when the right-hander might rejoin the Pirates.
"We haven't fully discussed that," he said. "Is it safe to say that at some point in time you're going to see him back here• Sure you are."
Santos was 4-7 with a 4.83 ERA with the Pirates in 15 games, 14 of them starts.
Ryan Vogelsong, the right-handed pitcher who had been designated for assignment June 27, has cleared waivers and has agreed to report to Indianapolis. Vogelsong had a 0-0 record and 6.39 ERA in 30 innings over 20 games this season for the Pirates.
Pirates first-round draft pick Brad Lincoln is scheduled to make his professional debut this afternoon with the Gulf Coast League Pirates.
Jack Wilson, who had been given the day off Thursday, was back in the starting lineup at shortstop.
Bay's first-inning RBI was his 64th of the season, the most for a Pirate before the All-Star Game since Brian Giles drove in 72 in 2000.