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Pirates Demote Steven Jackson

The Pirates have demoted reliever Steven Jackson back to Indianapolis to make room on the roster for Daniel McCutchen, who will start tonight in Oakland. This comes as no surprise; the Bucs called up Jackson and fellow reliever Justin Thomas a few days ago, when it was clear then that they'd need a roster spot today for a starting pitcher. Thomas had pitched brilliantly at Indianapolis and earned a more extended shot with the Bucs; Jackson, not so much.

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