Nathan Baker Promoted to Bradenton

The Pittsburgh Pirates have promoted Nathan Baker to Bradenton, according to a West Virginia team press release.  Baker made 16 starts in West Virginia this year, with a 2.99 ERA in 87.1 innings, plus a 6.5 K/9 and a 2.1 BB/9 ratio.  Baker recently had a nice string of starts in the last week, first pitching eight no-hit innings with no walks and eight strikeouts, and following that up with six innings, allowing an unearned run on two hits, with two walks and four strikeouts.

To make room, Melkin Laureano was demoted from Bradenton to West Virginia.

Tim Williams

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