Almora will start in center field and bat fifth Sunday against the Pirates.

The recent placement of Ben Zobrist (wrist) on the disabled list seems to have indirectly opened up a semi-regular spot in the lineup for Almora, who will pick up his fourth start in five games. Almora is valued mostly for his strong defense in the outfield, but he's performed admirably at the dish this season, too, slashing .283/.336/.402 across 138 plate appearances.

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