Alderson demoted to High-A Bradenton

According to Cory Giger of the Altoona Mirror, the Pirates demoted Tim Alderson to High-A Bradenton after his start this afternoon. The move frees up a spot in the Altoona rotation for recently promoted pitcher Jeff Locke.

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Jeff Locke Promoted to Altoona

The Pittsburgh Pirates have promoted pitching prospect Jeff Locke from Bradenton to Altoona.  Locke tweeted a message saying he was headed North earlier tonight, and after an inquiry on the message, I received confirmation that Locke had been promoted to Altoona. Locke had a 3.54 ERA in 86.1 innings in Bradenton this year, with an 8.7 K/9 and a 1.5 BB/9 ratio.  This was a big improvement over his 4.59 ERA in 127.1 innings in...

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Locke promoted to Altoona

Jeff Locke tweeted this afternoon that he is “heading north.” Tim Williams of BuccoFans.com confirms that Locke has been promoted to Double-A Altoona.

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Pittsburgh Pirates Prospect Watch 7/10/10

INDIANAPOLIS INDIANS (AAA) Indianapolis beat Toledo 3-1.  Michael Crotta pitched six innings, allowing one run on five hits, with two walks and four strikeouts.  Wilfredo Ledezma pitched a shutout inning, allowing a walk and striking out three.  Jean Machi pitched two perfect innings with four strikeouts. Alex Presley went 3-for-4 with a double, a stolen base, and a run.  Jonathan Van Every went 1-for-3 with a...

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June Prospects Rundown: Bradenton Marauders

Bradenton was hit hard with injuries in the month of June, putting a big damper not only on the month, but on the season, as a lot of top prospects were impacted by the injury bug.  Brock Holt went down on June 5th in a collision fielding a grounder, and will miss the rest of the season with a torn MCL.  Jeremy Farrell went down in the middle of the month, right in the middle of what has been a breakout season.  Perhaps...

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