Tim Alderson moved up to Triple-A this week.

On Thursday, the Pittsburgh Pirates promoted right-handed pitcher Tim Alderson from Altoona to Indianapolis. The move was made due to a combination of promotions and injuries that left Indianapolis short on pitchers. The Pirates promoted Brad Lincoln to the majors, and Shairon Martis went on the disabled list in Triple-A, forcing the need for two pitchers to be promoted. The Pirates filled that need with Alderson and left-handed pitcher Kris Johnson.

"Tim came to spring training and has thrown the ball well from day one," Huntington said. "Velocity is 90-93. Obviously he made some appearances in spring training and did some good things. He continued to do some good things in Double-A. We’ve had some injuries, really at every level as you a...

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