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McLouth Won’t Face The Pirates

By: Mike Vukovcan
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Tonight the Pirates will be taking on the Atlanta Braves, who will be without two of their top outfielders.

The Braves have placed center fielder Nate McLouth on the 15-day disabled list with a strained left oblique.

Sunday, the Braves put Jason Heyward on the disabled list with lingering right shoulder problems.

McLouth was only hitting .238 with 3 home runs.

McLouth injured himself over the weekend against the Angels checking his swing on a pitch in the dirt. He immediately doubled over in pain.

To take McLouth’s spot on the roster, the Braves have recalled center fielder Jordan Schafer.

Schafer was hitting .256 (42-for-164) with one home run and 21 RBIs in 42 games for Gwinnett.