The Pittsburgh Pirates have made some transactions in the minors to fill the loss of Jason Rogers, who signed to play in Japan on Thursday night. Jordan Luplow has been promoted to Indianapolis and Logan Hill will be going to the Altoona Curve. They are tied for the system lead with 16 homers each.
Luplow hit .287/.368/.535 in 73 games with 15 doubles and 16 homers. He ranks ninth in the Eastern League with his .903 OPS and was just named to the Eastern League All-Star game. Luplow has been solid in the outfield this season, showing decent range and a strong arm. He has six outfield assists and no errors. He is putting up his best offensive stats and has maintained a low strikeout rate for a slugger at 15.6%.
Hill hit .266/.351/.513 in 71 games with Bradenton, His 16 homers have him ...
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