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Top prospects Keller, Martin promoted to Indy


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Mitch Keller. - MILB.COM

ALTOONA, Pa. — If this baseball thing doesn't work out, Mitch Keller might have a future as a fortune teller. After all, Keller just told a couple of weeks ago he would be playing for the Pirates soon.

“I‘m about to be playing with them soon,” Keller said in Chris Bradford's coverage. “It’s a lot of fun knowing that I’ll be soon playing with them.”

Soon is fast approaching. Wednesday afternoon, Keller moved one step closer when he was promoted to Triple-A Indianapolis following a successful stint at Double-A Altoona. He wasn't alone, as teammate Jason Martin, acquired in the deal that sent Gerrit Cole to Houston, also was called up to Indianapolis.

It was his last performance that sealed the deal on an impressive Double-A career. Keller went eight innings, giving up one hit and striking out six against the Harrisburg Senators Monday night. That improved his record to 9-2 with a 2.72 ERA in 14 starts this season.

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