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Pitcher Alderson gets call up to Triple-A

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Friday, April 27, 2012, 12:30 a.m.
 

Right-hander TIM ALDERSON was promoted to Triple-A Indianapolis on April 19 after tossing seven scoreless innings and notching one save at Double-A Altoona. Alderson's fastball velocity has rebounded a bit from last year, up to between 90 and 93 mph. He also performed well in a handful of late-game outings with the Pirates during spring training.

After putting up a 54.00 ERA in his first two outings at Low-A West Virginia, STETSON ALLIE was demoted to short-season State College. The Spikes have not yet begun their season, which will give the former second-round pick time to work on his command. Allie, 21, has tossed just two-thirds of an inning and allowed four runs on one hit and eight walks. He has hit one batter and thrown three wild pitches. “For about a year now, he's had some struggles,” GM Neal Huntington said. “We're working through some issues with him. But you have to remember that he'd be a sophomore in college right now (if he wasn't drafted). We've got plenty of time. We still love the arm.”

— Rob Biertempfel

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