We have placed Andrew McCutchen on the 15-Day DL (retro to 8/4) and recalled RHP Casey Sadler from AAA Indy. #Pirates
— Pittsburgh Pirates (@Pirates) August 11, 2014
According to Pianovich, Pirates general manager Neal Huntington called McCutchen's progress "remarkable" as McCutchen recovers from a fractured rib suffered when hit by a pitch on August 2. He played the next day but left in the eighth inning holding his side (pictured) after hitting a sacrifice fly. The team had waited to see if McCutchen would recover enough to play in fewer than 15 days, but even after he spent three days swinging a bat and fielding fly balls, McCutchen is still not ready.
The DL stint is retroactive to August 4, so he is eligible to come off on August 19.
Meanwhile, Walker is out of the starting lineup for the eighth straight game Monday with back tightness. The Pirates do not expect to disable him, especially now with McCutchen out. Since Walker pinch hit Saturday, a DL stint would keep him out until August 26. The Pirates consider Walker day-to-day.
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