J.R. House - C - Pirates
Dr. James Andrews confirmed that J.R. House would need shoulder surgery. The procedure is scheduled for today.
House has two tears in his labrum and one in his rotator cuff. He's expected to miss the season. Feb. 22 - 3:57 am et
Source: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Okay, so this leaves 'Gramps' Santiago at catcher for the Pirates. Makes one wonder if Craig Wilson might spell the old-timer enough to gain C eligibility under Yahoo's new 5-game rule?
All I know is Wilson's value jumps exponentially if he can be plugged in at catcher. Any Pittsburgh denizens are welcome to weigh in with any info you're reading.