Black made his first appearance of the season.

The biggest news for the farm system came at the end of the week, with reports that Josh Harrison and possibly Dusty Brown would be promoted to the Pirates to fill in for the injured Steve Pearce and Ryan Doumit.  Both had been having strong seasons at Indianapolis.  Otherwise, several struggling prospects started getting on track with the bat, a couple others didn’t, and a relief prospect finally emerged from the missing persons file.

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Gorkys Hernandez, CF (AAA): Hernandez is doing the same thing he did last year in AA; after a slow start (.246 BA in April), he’s gradually come around with the bat.  During the last week he’s gone 9-for-23 (.391).  On the negative side, that included only one walk and one extra-base hit.  H...

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