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Pirates promote McCutchen, Walker

Rob Biertempfel
| Thursday, August 16, 2007 12:00 a.m

Wednesday night, the Pirates promoted three of their top prospects — third baseman Neil Walker, outfielder Andrew McCutchen and reliever David Davidson — to Class AAA Indianapolis.

McCutchen and Walker are former first-round draft picks. Walker was one of the most consistent players in the Class AA Eastern League this season after being converted from catcher to third base.

First baseman Steven Pearce, who began the year in Class A and is having a breakout season, homered twice and drove in six runs last night for Indianapolis.

All four players could join the Pirates when rosters are expanded Sept. 1.

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