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Notebook: Doumit ready to play

Rob Rossi
| Tuesday, August 30, 2005 12:00 a.m

Catcher Ryan Doumit was available to play in yesterday’s game against the Reds before it was rained out. He sat out Sunday because of the lingering effects from a Grade 1 concussion, which he sustained Saturday night when a foul ball hit smacked his catcher’s mask.

“I didn’t think anything of it at the time,” said Doumit, who has twice undergone concussion tests from Pirates team physicians since Saturday night. Manager Lloyd McClendon said that Doumit would not have been in the starting lineup yesterday for “precautionary reasons.”

  • Paul Maholm becomes the Pirates’ third former No. 1 pick to reach the majors over the past six seasons. The others, also pitchers are Sean Burnett and John Van Benschoten, both of whom are on the 60-day disabled list.

  • Monday’s rained-out game between the Pirates and Reds will be made up as part of a doubleheader on Sept. 16, starting at 5:05 p.m.

  • A trip to Milwaukee isn’t exactly what the doctor ordered for the Pirates, who are 2-4 at Miller Park this season, and 4-7 overall against the Brewers.

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