The Pirates have made the following minor league pitching moves, most likely as a chain reaction to the Duke Welker promotion.
**Tim Alderson has been promoted from Altoona to Indianapolis. Alderson has been with Indianapolis once already this year, and gave up one run in 3.2 innings of work. In his time with Altoona he had a 1.32 ERA in 13.2 innings, with a 17:2 K/BB ratio.
**Quinton Miller has been promoted from Bradenton to Altoona. Miller had a 3.77 ERA and an 18:5 K/BB ratio in 14.1 innings working out of the Bradenton bullpen....
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