Will Locke return to Altoona to start the 2011 season?
A few weeks ago I looked at the projected 2011 Indianapolis Indians infield, noting that there could be a roster crunch, one which could leave prospects like Chase D'Arnaud and/or Jordy Mercer back in AA to start the 2011 season. The same situation is starting to form with the 2011 rotation in Indianapolis. Four of the top prospects in the farm system pitched in the Altoona rotation in 2010, and all four are expected to make the jump to AAA in 2011. The Pirates could also potentially be sending Brad Lincoln down to start the year in Indianapolis, assuming he doesn't win the 5th starter role in the majors. To top it all off, they've signed a few minor league free agents, such as yesterday's addition of Brian Burres. All of the o...
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