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Maggi and Chambers Promoted to Altoona, Plus Other Moves

Maggi and Chambers Promoted to Altoona, Plus Other Moves

UPDATE 2:34 PM: West Virginia announces some moves to complete the process. Francisco Aponte is transferred to State College. Eric Avila, Taylor Lewis, and Ashley Ponce are all added to the West Virginia roster.

UPDATE 2:16 PM: More roster moves. To create room in Altoona, Anthony Norman and Greg Picart have been assigned to State College. Miguel Perez has been placed on the Altoona disabled list. Also, Wes Freeman has been transferred from Bradenton to West Virginia.

10:43 AM: The Pittsburgh Pirates made several moves in the farm system today, according to a Bradenton Marauders' Facebook post. Highlighting the moves are the promotions of infielder Drew Maggi and outfielder Evan Chambers to Altoona. Those two will be joined by infielder Stefan Welch, who also got the promotion.

Maggi is hitting for a .241/.352/.308 line in 195 at-bats this year. He had a great April, with a .303/.411/.421 line in 76 at-bats, but has struggled since then. He does lead the organization in stolen...

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