• The Monday off-day between this series and the upcoming two-day set in Seattle gives the Pirates a couple of options for Wednesday's start against the Mariners: If he is not needed to provide long relief in the games against the Angels, Jeanmar Gomez will likely come off the DL to make that start; otherwise, if Gomez has to be activated earlier, Cole will take the ball on what would be regular four days' rest.
• Outfielder Jose Tabata (strained oblique) played his first rehab game with Indianapolis on Friday, going 1-for-3 in five innings of action.
• Lefty Wandy Rodriguez (tight left forearm) is slated to make his first rehab start for the Indians on Sunday.
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