Karstens eager to pitch again
Jeff Karstens threw another side session on Friday and is eager to pitch again before the season ends.
“I feel like I can pitch,” Karstens said. “I don’t know how sharp I’ll be. I threw about 50 pitches, and it got better as I went along.”
“Karstens, I think, is going to be able to pitch for us,” Pirates manager John Russell said. “It’s still a daily process. He threw on the side Friday, and if everything continues to go well, hopefully … we’d like to get him out there.”
Karstens, who is out with shoulder fatigue, hasn’t started since 8/31.