Hart has surgery; Pirates make moves
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Pitcher Kevin Hart had surgery today to repair the torn labrum in his right, throwing shoulder, and it was deemed a successful procedure that should put him on track to return to health by spring training next year.
That capped a busy transaction Tuesday, when the Pirates recalled first baseman-outfielder Steve Pearce, placed reliever Brendan Donnelly on the disabled list for another nine days and lost Rule 5 draftee John Raynor, who was returned to the Florida Marlins.
The Pirates, as expected, brought up Pearce to restore their roster to 13 position players and 12 pitchers. He is expected to get bench duty with occasional starts at primarily first base and some in the outfield, manager John Russell said.
Donnelly sat out the last half of the recently completed road trip with a side injury, though he doesn't consider it serious. His stint on the disabled list was made retroactive to April 28, meaning he could come off it May 13. "We'll see how it goes the next four or five days," Russell said.
As for Raynor, he was removed from the roster when the Pirates summoned Jeff Karstens to start last Monday in Milwaukee. He cleared waivers and was returned to Florida, as per the arrangements of a Rule 5 selection. General manager Neal Huntington said he tried to make a trade with the Marlins, but wasn't able to reach an amicable solution.
First Published May 4, 2010 6:49 pm