ALTOONA, Pa. - The Pirates are promoting RHP Montana DuRapau to Triple-A Indianapolis on Friday. DuRapau has a 1.49 ERA in 36.1 innings this season for the Altoona Curve, only allowing six earned runs all season.

DuRapau has mostly been a closer for the Curve for the last two years, and he is the Altoona franchise leader with 36 saves. He is first in the E.L. with 14 saves this season. Out of relievers with at least 36 innings pitched, his ERA is second in the league, ranking only behind fellow bullpen arm Miguel Rosario.

Overall, he has a 2.73 ERA in his two seasons in Altoona (85.2 IP).

"I don't think that I'll send another guy to Triple-A who deserves or has earned it more," Curve manager Michael Ryan said. "When I called him in today, the look on his face said it all - how pro...

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