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Since the Pirates have an off day in San Diego today, we have to make todays Around the Horn a little different than usual. Let’s take a look at some of the more interesting tidbits after the conclusion of the Colorado Rockies series.
- Derek Shelton- is two wins away from his 100th win as a manager. So far, in the 267 games Shelton has managed, he amassed a 98-167 record. It’s tough to win games during the rebuilding years, but I guess it is what it is.
- Josh VanMeter- is batting a .300/.333/.550 slash line in his last seven games. VanMeter has six hits, three RBIs, and three strikeouts in 20 at-bats. VanMeter may be the guy you love to hate, but he is producing as of late.
- The Pirates- have used more than 42 different players a little more than a quarter of the way through the season. Five of those different players have been catchers.
UPDATE (10:37 a.m.) Former Pirate Anthony Alford has signed a $577 thousand deal to play in the Korean baseball league.
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