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Pirates decide to bring up 3B Alvarez

Updated: June 15, 2010, 11:31 PM ET
Associated Press

PITTSBURGH -- The Pittsburgh Pirates will recall third baseman Pedro Alvarez on Wednesday, only hours after general manager Neal Huntington said their top prospect wouldn't be rushed to the majors.

After the Pirates dropped their ninth in a row, 6-4 to the White Sox on Tuesday, Huntington said Alvarez is expected to join the team for Wednesday night's game against Chicago.

Alvarez, the No. 2 pick in the June 2008 draft, remained at Triple-A Indianapolis as the interleague series opened ...

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