Pirates Promote Michael Crotta to Indianapolis


Very minor news here. I noted yesterday the first appearance of Michael Dubee's name in an Indianapolis box score, and now it appears that the Pirates have promoted Michael Crotta from Indianapolis as well. Crotta was drafted out of college in the 17th round in 2006 and has made his way through the minors slowly, but he pitched very well at Altoona this year. He'll probably never post much of a strikeout rate, but he'll keep the ball on the ground and in the park, and he can start.