The Pittsburgh Pirates have selected the contract of outfielder Keon Broxton from their Triple-A affiliate, the Indianapolis Indians.
The Indians season ended over the weekend with a 3-0 loss to the Columbus Clippers in Game 5 of the International League final.
Broxton, 25, hit .256 for the Indians in 88 games after being promoted from Double-A Altoona midseason. He had 80 hits, 42 RBIs and 28 stolen bases in his first Triple-A action.
He has played all three outfield positions, with most of his playing time in Indianapolis coming in left. In Altoona, he mainly played in center field, which is where he played with the Arizona organization before coming to the Pirates in a trade last May.
To make room for Broxton on the 40-man roster, the Pirates moved infielder Jung Ho Kang to the 60-day disabled list. Kang underwent surgery on his left leg over the weekend after being injured in the series finale against the Cubs on Thursday.
With Indianapolis done for the season, it appears that Broxton will be the final player added to the Pirates club this season. Catcher Tony Sanchez, second baseman Alen Hanson and outfielder Willy Garcia are the only healthy players on the 40-man roster that are not currently at the MLB level.
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