Worth noting

• Catcher Chris Stewart (right knee surgery on March 19) has gone 1-for-4 in his first two rehab games with Bradenton; more significantly, Stewart caught about half of each game, and on Tuesday even threw out a runner attempting to steal.

• Lefty Jeff Locke (right-side strain) is targeting 100 pitches for his rehab start with Bradenton on Wednesday.

• The Pirates were 12-5 in 2013 following an off-day, and went into Tuesday night's game already 1-0 under those circumstances, with the 4-3, 16-inning victory over the Cubs two days after their 1-0 walk-off win on Opening Day.

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