Another September callup: Pirates add Kevin Kramer to roster |

Another September callup: Pirates add Kevin Kramer to roster

Jerry DiPaola
Pirates infielders Kevin Kramer (left) and Kevin Newman work out before a gameagainst the Reds Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2018, at PNC Park.

The Pittsburgh Pirates added Kevin Kramer to the roster Thursday before their game against the Miami Marlins at PNC Park.

Kramer, the Pirates’ second-round draft choice in 2015 after top pick Kevin Newman, hit .260 with 10 home runs, 30 doubles and 54 RBIs for Triple-A Indianapolis this season. He split time among second and third base, shortstop and left and right field, even playing a game at first base and nine others as the Indians’ designated hitter.

Earlier this season, Kramer, 25, appeared in one game for the Pirates, walking as a pinch-hitter and scoring a run July 6 against the Milwaukee Brewers.

Last season, he was 5 for 37 with the Pirates, driving in four runs in 21 games.

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Jerry DiPaola is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Jerry by email at [email protected] or via Twitter .

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