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Manager Clint Hurdle said he considered using Watson in the bottom of the eighth inning of Sunday's win with the Pirates leading 3-0 over the Marlins, Root Sports in Pittsburgh reports.

Added 12 Jun 12:47 pm (EST)
Speaking in his post-game media conference, Hurdle said he picked Daniel Hudson over Watson because "he's been rolling." Hudson has been throwing better, but he yielded a solo homer to Ichiro Suzuki on Sunday. Although Watson pitched in a mop-up role Friday, there's reason to believe he'll be back in high-leverage situations in the not-too-distant future. It's not out of the question he could even pick up the odd save in situations where Felipe Rivero and Juan Nicasio were used earlier or are otherwise unavailable.
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