RHP Shawn Chacon said he has been given indications that he will not be moved from the bullpen into the starting rotation to replace RHP Tony Armas, as has been speculated. While no decision has been made, Tracy is hesitant to use Chacon as a starter because he leads all major-league relief pitchers with 31 2/3 innings pitched.Perrotto also is reporting:
There are indications that RHP Marty McLeary might get the call when the fifth starter's turn in the rotation comes up next Saturday at Cincinnati. McLeary has been pitching in long relief since being recalled from Class AAA Indianapolis two weeks ago but allowed only one run in 12 innings in two starts for the Pirates late last season.BTW Take:
JVB is a better option. The BS with him coming back from injury makes no sense. He is pitching a 100 pitches per game in AAA, he can do the same in MLB.