Pirates Prospects has learned that right-handed pitcher James Marvel has been promoted to the Bradenton Marauders. After pitching tonight in West Virginia, Marvel was informed that he was promoted to Bradenton, where he will take the rotation spot left vacant by the promotion of Mitch Keller.
Marvel threw five innings tonight, so he won't likely be added to the Bradenton roster right away. He finishes his time in West Virginia with a 3.99 ERA, a 1.28 WHIP and a 75:29 SO/BB ratio in 94.2 innings over 20 starts.
UPDATE 11:00 PM: From Tim Williams...
I talked with Marvel and West Virginia manager Wyatt Toregas after tonight's game, and will have more on him tomorrow. I will also have thoughts on tonight's game in the Prospect Watch.
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