Rays-Pirates rained out, McCutcheon pushed back
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.