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First Baseman Edwin Espinal Promoted to Indianapolis; Jordan George to Altoona

Edwin Espinal hit his 15th home run of the season on Thursday night. Photo Credit: David Hague
First Baseman Edwin Espinal Promoted to Indianapolis; Jordan George to Altoona
John Dreker

The Pittsburgh Pirates have moved Altoona first baseman Edwin Espinal up to Indianapolis according to Sean McCool, who was covering tonight's game. Espinal was informed of the move after Thursday night's loss to Trenton, which included his 15th home run of the season. More from Sean on this breaking news shortly.

Bradenton 1B/OF Jordan George has been promoted to Altoona to take Espinal's spot. He has been the best hitter in the system over the last month, posting a 20-game hit streak, along with a .364/.440/.659 slash line in July. The 25-year-old George is a better first baseman than outfielder, but he has experience at both positions. He has hit eight homers this season after collecting only two in his first two seasons combined.

Postgame Remarks from Sean McCool on Espinal


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John was born in Kearny, NJ, hometown of the 2B for the Pirates 1909 World Championship team, Dots Miller. In fact they have some of the same relatives in common, so it was only natural for him to become a lifelong Pirates fan. Before joining Pirates Prospects in July 2010, John had written numerous articles on the history of baseball while also releasing his own book and co-authoring another on the history of the game. He writes a weekly article on Pirates history for the site, has already interviewed many of the current minor leaguers with many more on the way and follows the foreign minor league teams very closely for the site. John also provides in person game reports of the West Virginia Power and Altoona Curve.

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