Kevin Newman: Starting to heat up
Newman went 2-for-4 with a solo home run Sunday against the Cubs.
Chad Kuhl: Dealing with finger issue
Kuhl was removed
from Sunday's game against the Cubs with an abrasion on his right index finger.
JT Brubaker: Looks good Saturday, may replace Keller
Brubaker allowed one hit and one walk while striking out three in three scoreless relief innings Saturday in the Pirates' 4-3 loss to the Cubs.
Tyler Bashlor: Acquired by Pittsburgh
Bashlor was traded
to the Pirates from the Mets for cash considerations Sunday.
Kyle Crick: Making progress
Crick (shoulder) is feeling better and "doing work" at PNC Park, general manager Ben Cherington told 93.7 The Fan in Pittsburgh