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Mel Rojas Promoted to Indianapolis

Mel Rojas Promoted to Indianapolis

The Pittsburgh Pirates promoted outfielder Mel Rojas to Indianapolis following tonight's Altoona Curve game, Cory Giger reports.

https://twitter.com/CoryGiger/status/472572649106051072

Indianapolis is going to need outfield help. They just lost Chris Dickerson to the disabled list today. It was also announced that Andrew Lambo had surgery on his right thumb. And soon they will see Gregory Polanco promoted to the majors, leaving plenty of opportunities for another outfielder to step up.

Rojas deserves the promotion, even if there wasn't the above circumstances. Entering tonight's game, he had a .295/.370/.440 line in 193 at-bats for Altoona. This has easily been his best season in pro ball, after showing some improvements last year in his jump to Altoona. Because Rojas already spent a year in Altoona, his success this year comes with the disclaimer of repeating a level. Indianapolis will give him a better test, and will give the Pirates a better evaluation of his skills.

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