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Pirates Minor League Notebook 8/23

Pirates Minor League Notebook 8/23

<b><u>NASHVILLE</u></b> <br><br> <b> GET IN THE VAN</b><br> Nashville pitcher John Van Benschoten got his first taste of what the Pirates hope will be a long career in the majors when he started against Arizona Wednesday.

They just hope that five of the innings he pitches are the real deal. Van Benschoten was roughed up for five runs in the fifth inning and lost his first major-league decision, but the Pirates called him up again Sunday and will take the hill Monday against the Diamondbacks in his PNC Park debut. DAVIS DONE? Pittsburgh's hopes for outfielder J.J. Davis to make a splash have been dashed this...

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