The Pittsburgh Pirates have promoted left-handed starting pitcher Cam Vieaux from the West Virginia Power to the Bradenton Marauders. Vieaux was elected to the South Atlantic League All-Star game, which took place on Tuesday night, but he did not pitch. He will replace Dario Agrazal in the rotation, after Agrazal was promoted to Altoona, where he made his debut last night.
Vieaux started this season of great, allowing six earned runs over his first seven starts. That was six games with one run allowed and one shutout appearance. He has run into a little trouble in his last four starts, posting a 4.94 ERA and a .300 BAA in 23.2 innings. The 23-year-old Vieaux was drafted in the sixth round last year.
As mentioned in our Prospect Watch last night, Justin Maffei and Anderson Feliz were on their way to Indianapolis after the Altoona game. They are going there to replace Austin Meadows and Gift Ngoepe, who were both placed on the disabled list today with hamstring strains. Meadows was reported on yesterday by Brian Peloza, who also noted that Ngoepe has missed the last couple games due to a left hamstring tweak. Ngoepe tried to take batting practice on Tuesday and could not.
Indianapolis also received catcher John Bormann from Bradenton, as he replaces Jacob Stallings, who was called up earlier today.
For now, Altoona is two players short, although help might come from outside the organization at this point because none of the upper level teams are carrying extra players right now.