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Austin Meadows Finally Heading to West Virginia

Austin Meadows Finally Heading to West Virginia

According to his Twitter account, Pittsburgh Pirates outfield prospect Austin Meadows is heading to West Virginia.

https://twitter.com/austin_meadows/status/487587827912540160

Meadows played his final rehab game last night for Bristol, and also played his first complete game. Usually the Pirates have players play anywhere from 1-3 full games before returning. It appears that Meadows only needed the one game.

Meadows has been out since early in Spring Training with a hamstring injury. He was originally expected to return at the end of April, but suffered a setback with another injury to the lower part of his hamstring. That put him out for another two months. He began his on-field work at the end of May, and returned to games in late June.

The final two months of the season for Meadows will be highly anticipated. He's currently the top hitting prospect in the system, which is mostly based on his tools. He's a borderline top 50 prospect in the game, and with strong results, h...

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