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Pirates to promote Jaff Decker

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Jaff Decker's agent, Tom O'Connell, tweets that his client is about to be promoted. One would think that the Pirates would option Brent Morel back to Indianapolis, but we'll see. In any case, this move is a couple games overdue, and the Pirates are lucky they didn't lose as a result of a fielding mistake, or have Jordy Mercer get hurt running into a wall or something. Decker hasn't hit exceptionally well at Indianapolis, but he's shown good on-base skills in the past, and crucially, he's an outfielder. Customarily, baseball teams try to have at least three of them.