INDIANAPOLIS — He put on the black jersey with yellow numbers and letters, almost forgetting where he was at the moment.

Austin Meadows felt like he was in the major leagues when the Triple-A Indianapolis Indians wore specialty jerseys two weeks ago that were modeled after the design used by the Pirates.

He described wearing the jerseys as “motivation.”

“It was weird, it almost felt like the big leagues for a second with the guys wearing those jerseys — they are so similar,” Meadows said. “It’s just motivation to get up there as soon as you can, and stay up there for as long as you can.”

Meadows will soon accomplish the first part of that goal. He’s being promoted and is expected to join the Pirates today in their series against San Diego.

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