Nuggets from Wednesday’s news conference

LOTS to come on the site as this day progresses. But in the interim, before the clubhouse opens in a couple of minutes, some tidbits from the news conference that just ended…

* Edwin Jackson will start Friday, with Kyle Lohse going back to Saturday

* Kyle McClellan is bullpen-bound and has been notified of that. TLR didn’t divulge exactly how he’ll use the back of his bullpen, but said that McClellan will have a major role. Safe to figure that McClellan will at least be an option to close some of the time.

* Corey Patterson is likely the only one of the players the Cardinals acquired who will be available tonight. They’re definitely playing short.

* Matt Holliday is expected to be in the lineup, but that’s still somewhat tentative. No word on Berkman’s exact condition but we should know more soon.

-M.

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