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Sunday, August 6, 2017

Robert Stephenson Will Miss Monday Start Zack Cozart Is Back

Robert Stephenson’s attempt to catch a popped up bunt in Pittsburgh has cost him a start.

Further review revealed a contusion on his rotator cuff.  He has been placed on the 10-day disabled list retroactive to Thursday.

“I don’t think it’ll be long,” Bryan Price said.. “We’re hoping over the course of the 10-day stint on the disabled list he’ll be fine to jump back in and start pitching again. Just had some soreness and bruising from the dive he made on the bunt in Pittsburgh. Came down on his shoulder and there was some residual soreness. We did an MRI. Wanted to be cautious and didn’t want to rush him to pitch in five days”.

Tim Adleman will get the start on Monday  Lisalverto Bonilla was recalled from Louisville to bolster the bullpen.

Scott Feldman needs a few more days to rest his sore knee.

“Scott is probably not quite as likely,” Bryan Price said.. “Upon further review, he’s a little further away, not from pitching, but if he has to run the bases, some of the agility stuff around the mound, just quite as comfortable that he can do that yet. So, we’re going to hold off on Scott and see if we can get him more comfortable in the other parts of the game”.

Zack Cozart was reinstated from the disabled list and Philip Ervin was optioned back to Louisville.

Cozart is in the lineup batting second.

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