ShareThis Page
Pirates

Notebook: Plenty Bucs, Phils among all-stars

| Saturday, July 8, 2006

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.

TribLIVE commenting policy

You are solely responsible for your comments and by using TribLive.com you agree to our Terms of Service.

We moderate comments. Our goal is to provide substantive commentary for a general readership. By screening submissions, we provide a space where readers can share intelligent and informed commentary that enhances the quality of our news and information.

While most comments will be posted if they are on-topic and not abusive, moderating decisions are subjective. We will make them as carefully and consistently as we can. Because of the volume of reader comments, we cannot review individual moderation decisions with readers.

We value thoughtful comments representing a range of views that make their point quickly and politely. We make an effort to protect discussions from repeated comments either by the same reader or different readers

We follow the same standards for taste as the daily newspaper. A few things we won't tolerate: personal attacks, obscenity, vulgarity, profanity (including expletives and letters followed by dashes), commercial promotion, impersonations, incoherence, proselytizing and SHOUTING. Don't include URLs to Web sites.

We do not edit comments. They are either approved or deleted. We reserve the right to edit a comment that is quoted or excerpted in an article. In this case, we may fix spelling and punctuation.

We welcome strong opinions and criticism of our work, but we don't want comments to become bogged down with discussions of our policies and we will moderate accordingly.

We appreciate it when readers and people quoted in articles or blog posts point out errors of fact or emphasis and will investigate all assertions. But these suggestions should be sent via e-mail. To avoid distracting other readers, we won't publish comments that suggest a correction. Instead, corrections will be made in a blog post or in an article.

click me