Pirates Promote A.J. Morris to Indianapolis

Pirates Promote A.J. Morris to Indianapolis

The Pittsburgh Pirates have promoted right-handed pitcher A.J. Morris to Indianapolis, according to Cory Giger.

The move is somewhat surprising when you consider that Morris wasn't really considered much of a prospect. He's 27 years old and was a minor league Rule 5 pick this past off-season. He has dominated in Altoona, with a 1.64 ERA in 55 innings, along with a 38:17 K/BB ratio. This is also a move that makes sense if you want to see what you've got with Morris. He's not going to prove anything by continuing to dominate in Altoona, and will get a better challenge with his first shot in Indianapolis.

After the promotion of Casey Sadler to the majors, the Pirates moved Jay Jackson to the Indianapolis rotation. Jackson could ...

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