Clement has knee surgery; Lincoln healthy, ready to pitch
· Jeff Clement is to undergo knee surgery on Wednesday. There is no time table for his return and he won’t know until afterward if he will be ready for Spring Training.
· Brad Lincoln was re-called on September 7th, but has yet to throw a single ball (or strike) out of the ‘pen. This should be changing soon.
Lincoln threw an extended side season on Wednesday with pitching Coach Ray Searage. They have been working one-on-one trying to get Lincoln back mechanically to where he was early in the summer.
John Russell said that Lincoln had “been doing some good things” on the side and expects him to be available from the bullpen during the Pirates final home stand starting on Friday.