The Pittsburgh Pirates announced on Twitter and via email to the media that they intend to call up outfielder Austin Meadows for Friday's game against the San Diego Padres.

The Pirates didn't announce the move to make room on the roster for Meadows, but the best guess would be Starling Marte to the 10-day disabled list with discomfort in his right side. Even if the injury to Marte is minor, they can make the move retroactive to yesterday and his stay on the DL could be over in eight days.

I wouldn't expect Meadows to be up for good at this point mostly due to potential Super Two status. The safe date to avoid that is usually around June 10th, so the Pirates would be potentially paying a lot of money extra over the course of his...

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John Dreker
John was born in Kearny, NJ, hometown of the 2B for the Pirates 1909 World Championship team, Dots Miller. In fact they have some of the same relatives in common, so it was only natural for him to become a lifelong Pirates fan. Before joining Pirates Prospects in July 2010, John had written numerous articles on the history of baseball while also releasing his own book and co-authoring another on the history of the game. He writes a weekly article on Pirates history for the site, has already interviewed many of the current minor leaguers with many more on the way and follows the foreign minor league teams very closely for the site. John also provides in person game reports of the West Virginia Power and Altoona Curve.