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Pirates' Ohlendorf climbs back on to mound

| Saturday, July 31, 2010

ST. LOUIS — Right-hander Ross Ohlendorf threw a regular bullpen session Friday. It was his first time on a mound since being struck in the head by a line drive Wednesday.

The right-hander has no concussion symptoms — he flew on the team charter to St. Louis without any problems — and remains on track to make his next scheduled start.

"He's not human," joked bullpen catcher Heberto Andrade. "He gets hit on the head and gets right back up."

» Ryan Doumit (concussion) yesterday played catch on the field at Busch Stadium and is making progress toward coming off the disabled list.

» Righty Daniel McCutchen was recalled from Triple-A Indianapolis to start today against the Cardinals. The Pirates will make a corresponding move before the game. McCutchen replaces Brad Lincoln, who was demoted Sunday.

» The Pirates will face the Cardinals in 11 of their final 60 games of the season.

» Righty reliever Craig Hansen pitched one-third of an inning Thursday for High-A Bradenton and allowed two runs on one hit and three walks. It was the first outing in 15 months for Hansen, who was out with nerve damage in his shoulder.

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