Pittsburgh Pirates Prospect Watch 8/4/10

INDIANAPOLIS INDIANS (AAA) Indianapolis was off today. ALTOONA CURVE (AA) Altoona beat Akron 5-1.  Rudy Owens pitched six innings, allowing a run on one hit, with no walks and four strikeouts.  Tom Boleska pitched three shutout innings, allowing a walk and a hit, and striking out two. Chase d’Arnaud went 3-for-4 with a run and a stolen base.  Andrew Lambo went 2-for-4 with a walk and a run.  Matt Hague went 2-for-5 with a run...

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Pirates sign Justin Howard

According to an official release, the Pittsburgh Pirates have signed 24th round draft pick Justin Howard.  Howard, a senior from the University of New Mexico, hit for a .456 average in his senior season, with ten homers in 261 at-bats. Howard injured his left knee in a collision in an NCAA Regional Finals game against Minnesota, which Howard claims caused his stock to drop.  Howard said he was hearing he could go in the top...

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Pirates sign 24th round draft pick

The Pirates have signed their 24th round draft pick, first baseman Justin Howard out of the University of New Mexico.

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