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Mazzaro recorded his first save of the season Monday after closer Jason Grilli left the game with a forearm injury.
Marte went 0-for-4 on Monday but was hit by a pitch for the 17th time -- second-most in the NL behind Shin-Soo Choo (20).
"We'll wait and see where Grilli's situation goes." Manager Clint Hurdle said late Monday of his closer's injury. "Right now it's right forearm discomfort. We'll wait and see how he feels tomorrow (Tuesday)."
Wilson might be in line for an occasional save or two if closer Jason Grilli is forced to miss action.
McCutchen went 2-for-5 with two home runs, four RBI and two runs scored Monday against the Nationals.
Melancon could become Pittsburgh's closer if the undisclosed injury to Jason Grilli forces him out of action.
Morton won Monday against the Nationals as he pitched 6.2 innings and allowed three runs, six hits and one walk to go along with five strikeouts.
Grilli left Monday's game with an undisclosed injury.
Walker (oblique) is expected to be activated prior to Tuesday's game in Washington, the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
reports. I feel good, Walker said. I had no problems, no setbacks. I took a lot of normal swings. The more I swung, the better it felt. That was very encouraging.
Walker (oblique) will work out Monday and, if all goes well, will return to the Pirates' lineup at second base Tuesday, MLB.com
Walker (oblique) is not in the lineup for Monday's game against the Nationals, the Pittsburgh Tribune
After beating the Reds on Sunday, Locke (back) said the decision to skip his final start before the All-Star Game was a smart one. The back felt great, Locke told the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
. I proved to myself it was right to stand by the decision we made that it was more important to miss one start and feel good for the rest of the season.
Even after going hitless in four at-bats Sunday, McCutchen is still batting .382 (21-for-55) for the month of July.