By: KDKA-TV News Staff

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – The Pirates have announced that they have invited infielder Hunter Owen to the big league camp as a non-roster invitee.

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Owen was selected by the Pirates in the 25th round of the 2016 First-Year Player Draft out of Indiana State University.

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In the past three seasons, Owen has hit double-digit home runs in the minor leagues.

Between time last season with both AA Altoona and AAA Indianapolis, Owen hit a .261 with 19 doubles, two triples, 19 home runs, and 53 RBIs over 110 games.

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When Owen was promoted to Indianapolis, he was leading the Eastern League in home runs with 15, batting average at .295, slugging percentage at .565, and total bases with 134.