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Kris Johnson Called Up to Pirates, Andrew Lambo to Triple-A

Kris Johnson Called Up to Pirates, Andrew Lambo to Triple-A

Kris Johnson has never pitched in the Majors, but has posted great numbers since June 1. (Photo Credit: David Hague)

The Pirates have called up left-handed pitcher Kris Johnson from Triple-A, first reported by his agency Sosnick Cobbe Sports. Outfielder Andrew Lambo was optioned to Indianapolis.

Johnson, 28, will be making his Major League debut for Pittsburgh. This season, Johnson has posted a 2.41 ERA (best in the International League), 90 strikeouts and 40 walks in 130.2 innings for the Indianapolis Indians. Over 20 starts and five relief appearances, the lefty has held left-handed hitters to a .208 average and .508 OPS, allowing only one home run in 120 at-bats against those batters.

Update: General manager Neal Huntington spoke Sunday and said Johnson had "earned" his opportu...

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