The Pirates made official what had become increasingly obvious this past week: Nate McLouth is their center fielder.
Chris Duffy, the starter at the position on opening day, was optioned on May 14 to Class AAA Indianapolis in a move the team said was aimed at keeping him on the field regularly.
McLouth continues to surprise observers bumping Duffy out of centerfield and making the team out of spring training instead of Jody Gerut. McLouth led off the game Saturday night in Cleveland with his third home run of the season.
George Von Benko interviews Pirates outfielder Nate McLouth.
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