Worth noting

• Hurdle said catcher Russell Martin (sore shoulder) is to serve as the designated hitter Saturday when the Pirates play the Tigers in Lakeland, unless the shoulder responds poorly to the swings the catcher took Friday. If Martin emerges from his Saturday duty without soreness, he'll catch Sunday against the Astros.

• Andrew McCutchen has seen his likeness on the front of the box for the new video game, MLB 13 The Show. He approves.