Nate McLouth will be held out of tonight’s game and is expected to sit out Wednesday afternoon’s game against Milwaukee.
McLouth has missed four straight games with an oblique injury and has only done light exercise on the side.
There is a bit of

concern with this injury but the team does not expect the injury has any lasting issues.
Still, McLouth is by-passing the media and he has been held out for longer than first believed.
McLouth is hopeful to play on Friday when the Pirates return for a homestand against the Reds.