The Pittsburgh Pirates have moved Altoona first baseman Edwin Espinal up to Indianapolis according to Sean McCool, who was covering tonight's game. Espinal was informed of the move after Thursday night's loss to Trenton, which included his 15th home run of the season. More from Sean on this breaking news shortly.

Bradenton 1B/OF Jordan George has been promoted to Altoona to take Espinal's spot. He has been the best hitter in the system over the last month, posting a 20-game hit streak, along with a .364/.440/.659 slash line in July. The 25-year-old George is a better first baseman than outfielder, but he has experience at both positions. He has hit eight homers this season after collecting only two in his first two seasons combined.

Postgame Remarks from Sean McCool on Espinal


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