• Phil Irwin, scratched from his planned Friday outing after experiencing elbow discomfort for a while, will stay down a couple more days before starting a throwing program designed to get him back on the mound. The righty did play some catch Saturday and he is not concerned, dismissing it as a typical Spring Training bump.
• Gaby Sanchez experienced discomfort in his right knee, resulting from a slide in Friday's game in Dunedin, Fla., against Toronto, and he was scratched from his Saturday start at first base and in the cleanup spot.
Sanchez is day-to day -- as is Travis Ishikawa, with discomfort in the right hamstring.
• Infielder Chase d'Arnaud, who had been designated for assignment when the Pirates needed roster space for Brent Morel, has cleared outright waivers and been outrighted to Triple-A Indianapolis.
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