Pirates interested in Ben Revere, Jeff Francoeur

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Per beat writer Rob Biertempfel of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

Revere has turned things around after a really rough start to the 2015 season and enters play Sunday with a respectable .294/.335/.377 slash line. He also has 21 stolen bases in 26 tries. As noted by Biertempfel, the 27-year-old Revere could operate as a fill-in at leadoff for the Bucs until Josh Harrison returns from a torn ulnar collateral ligament in his thumb and then slide into a pinch-running role down the stretch. The interest in Francoeur is a little harder to understand. He’s batting just .246 with a .688 OPS (89 OPS+).

Pittsburgh currently boasts the second-best record in the National League at 52-35.

Apparent roster snafu changes Blue Jays pitching plans

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ATLANTA — An apparent roster snafu forced the Toronto Blue Jays to change their pitching plans for Thursday night’s game at the Atlanta Braves.

After Nate Pearson gave up three runs in five innings, manager Charlie Montoyo brought in right-hander Jacob Waguespack to open the sixth.

As Waguespack walked to the mound, he was greeted by home plate umpire Alan Porter, who apparently delivered some bad news: The right-hander wasn’t on the 28-man active roster for the game.

The Blue Jays optioned Waguespack and infielder Santiago Espinal to the team’s alternate training site on Thursday to reach the 28-man roster limit.

Montoyo told reporters before the game Waguespack had been recalled when right-hander Trent Thornton was placed on the 10-day injured list with right elbow inflammation. That move apparently was not processed, leaving Waguespack off the active roster.

Waguespack walked to the dugout and Montoyo brought in Rafael Dolis as the official replacement for Pearson.