Walker Cleared to Play

Second baseman Neil Walker took batting practice at McKechnie Field today and said afterwards in the clubhouse that he was okay and cleared to resume play.

Walker was scratched from the lineup on Wednesday due to low back tightness.

Walker is currently slated to be a replacement in today’s 1:05 game against the Minnesota Twins. He is also in the starting lineup for tomorrow’s game against the Tampa Bay Rays in Port Charlotte. Walker will bat cleanup.

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About Kristy Robinson

Prior to joining Pirates Prospects, Kristy spent a year as the Beat Reporter covering the Pittsburgh Pirates for Ohio Valley Athletics. Kristy will be covering the Major League team for the site. Kristy studied Fashion Design and Communications at the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising in Los Angeles, California (2007) and Broadcast Journalism at Kent State University (2010). While living in L.A., Kristy spent several years as an actress in T.V. shows and movies. She realized she wanted to be a baseball reporter after attending games at Dodger stadium and meeting Hall of Fame broadcaster Vin Scully. Kristy was raised in East Liverpool, Ohio and grew up going to Pirates and Cleveland Indians games in the 90’s. She first fell in love with the game at five years old while playing in the front yard with her older brother, Mike and played softball until College.

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