According to Cory Giger, the Pittsburgh Pirates have promoted outfielder Willy Garcia to Indianapolis.
Just got confirmation that @AltoonaCurve OF Willy Garcia promoted to AAA Indy. Garcia has incredible arm. Hit .314, 5 HRs, 29 RBIs for Curve
— Cory Giger (@CoryGiger) June 15, 2015
Sean McCool had an update on Garcia yesterday, noting how well he has been hitting lately, while also reducing the strikeouts. Neal Huntington indicated in that article that a promotion for Garcia was close, and obviously it came much sooner than a lot of people anticipated.
The promotion for Garcia will add to a crowded outfield in Indianapolis. Keon Broxton was promoted a few weeks ago, and joined Jaff Decker, Gorkys Hernandez, and Mel Rojas Jr. It will be even more difficult for the Pirates to find time for all of these guys going forward, although I’m guessing Garcia will get the priority as a 40-man guy.
I’m not sure if there will be a corresponding move from Bradenton, although I’ll find out later today. Altoona also recently promoted Angel Sanchez to Indianapolis, so multiple guys could be making their way up from Bradenton soon.
UPDATE: Mel Rojas has been demoted to Altoona as the corresponding move. Ryan Palencer looks at the struggles from Rojas.