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Zack Dodson Promoted to Altoona

Zack Dodson Promoted to Altoona

Zack Dodson has been promoted to Altoona.

The Pittsburgh Pirates have promoted left-handed pitcher Zack Dodson to Double-A. Dodson will make his debut with Altoona tonight. He had a 5.05 ERA in 87.1 innings in high-A, with a 39:31 K/BB ratio.

Dodson got off to a great start at the level this year, with a 3.04 ERA and a 16:6 K/BB ratio in 23.2 innings over his first four starts. He struggled during the middle of the season with a 13:20 K/BB ratio in 41.1 innings from late May to early July. In his last few outings, Dodson has pitched much better, with a 3.63 ERA and a 10:5 K/BB ratio in 22.1 innings.

When his stuff is on, Dodson features a 90-93 MPH fastball with good movement. He has also been working on a two-seam fastball this year that sits in the upper 80s. Dodson's best pitch...

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