• Starling Marte reached base at least twice in each of the Pirates' first 47 games, the most ever for the team's leadoff batter (records date back to 1916), and tying him with Paul Waner's 1928 pace for the most for any Pittsburgh player regardless of batting-order position.
• Jeff Karstens (shoulder discomfort) is with the Indians in Buffalo, but does not yet have a scheduled pitching day.
• Infielder Chase d'Arnaud (thumb ligament) has been reassigned to Indianapolis on the last lap of his own rehab.
• James McDonald breezed through his bullpen session Friday afternoon in Miller Park, and has been scheduled to make his first rehab start on Monday, for Double-A Altoona.
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