PITTSBURGH (KDKA/AP) — The Pittsburgh Pirates are calling up one of their star prospects.
The organization announced Thursday evening that they will soon recall outfielder Austin Meadows from Triple-A Indianapolis.
— Pirates (@Pirates) May 18, 2018
The team says they will be making a corresponding move on the 25-man active roster before Friday’s game to make room for him.
Center fielder Starling Marte missed his second straight game Thursday night with a strained right oblique as the Pirates and San Diego Padres opened a four-game series.
Meadows, 23, is hitting .281 with one home run, 15 RBIs and eight stolen bases in 31 games. The Pirates selected him in the first round of the 2013 amateur draft with the ninth overall pick from Grayson High School in Loganville, Georgia.
Going into this season, Baseball America ranked him as the Pirates’ second-best prospect and the “Best Athlete” in the organization.
Meadows has yet to play in the major leagues. He will wear No. 17.
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