Dan Haren tweaks back during bullpen session

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The Angels might have to find somebody else to start Saturday against the Yankees.

According to Robert Falkoff of MLB.com, Dan Haren had to cut his bullpen session short earlier today with something Mike Scioscia called a “a little tweak” in his back.

Haren was immediately escorted to the training room for further evaluation, so we should learn more about his status at some point this evening.

Haren is 5-3 with a 2.29 ERA and 74/14 K/BB ratio over 12 starts and one relief appearance this season. He currently ranks second in the American League with 86 1/3 innings pitched and third with a 0.94 WHIP.

Brewers-Pirates game postponed

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Update: The makeup date has been scheduled for Saturday, July 14 as part of a traditional doubleheader, the Pirates announced.


Wednesday night’s game at PNC Park between the Brewers and Pirates has been postponed, Bill Brink of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.

Brent Suter and Chad Kuhl were scheduled to square off on the mound. Their starts will likely be pushed back to Thursday. The Pirates will host the Diamondbacks and the Brewers will host the Cardinals.

The Cubs won on Wednesday afternoon, so the Brewers are tied with the Cubs for first place in the NL Central. The Pirates are seven games back in fourth place.