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1:05 PM ET, March 21, 2010

McKechnie Field, Bradenton, Florida 

Rays-Pirates rained out, McCutcheon pushed back

Associated Press

BRADENTON, Fla. -- Pittsburgh right-hander Daniel McCutchen's start was pushed back a day after the Pirates' game against the Tampa Bay Rays was rained out on Sunday.

He'll pitch Monday in Clearwater against the Phillies' Triple-A club -- an assignment that indicates he's closed the gap on Kevin Hart in the race to be Pittsburgh's fifth starter.

Closer Octavio Dotel, out all spring due to a strained oblique, will make his first appearance Monday against another Phillies' minor-league team.

Rays right-hander Andy Sonnanstine also was pushed back. He will pitch Monday, either against the Boston Red Sox or in a minor league game.

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Game Information

StadiumMcKechnie Field, Bradenton, FL