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Pre-game: Rodriguez vs. Peavy, Stewart update

Bill Brink 1 year ago

Game: Pirates (10-7-1) at Red Sox (8-11-1)

Time: 7:05 p.m.

Site: JetBlue Park

TV, radio: Root Sports, KDKA-FM 93.7

Weather: 80 and sunny

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FORT MYERS, Fla. -- Chris Stewart had surgery to shave down the meniscus in his right knee today, according to his agent.

His recovery timetable depends on how the swelling in the knee progresses during the next few days, but four to six weeks is the hopeful estimate.

Stewart felt a couple of pops in his knee during a March 12 game, his agent, Jim Kuzmich, said. The knee tightened, and Stewart opted against taking one final plate appearance.

"The next day, he came in and said, 'You know, this just isn't feeling right," Kuzmich said.

Here are the lineups and pitching matchups for tonight's game.

PIRATES

1. Jaff Decker (L) CF
2. Jose Tabata LF
3. Travis Snider (L) RF
4. Pedro Alvarez (L) 3B
5. Tony Sanchez C
6. Andrew Lambo (L) 1B
7. Josh Harrison SS
8. Travis Ishikawa (L) DH
9. Clint Barmes 2B

Pitching: Wandy Rodriguez (L), Brandon Cumpton

RED SOX

1. Jonny Gomes LF
2. Shane Victorino (S) RF
3. Dustin Pedroia 2B
4. David Ortiz (L) DH
5. Mike Napoli 1B
6. Xander Bogaerts SS
7. A.J. Pierzynski (L) C
8. Will Middlebrooks 3B
9. Jackie Bradley Jr. (L) CF

Pitching: Jake Peavy, Andrew Miller (L), Burke Badenhop, Francisco Cordero, Brayan Villareal, Jose Mijares (L), Dalier Hinojosa