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Pirates demote Meadows ‘in best interests’

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Austin Meadows. - MATT SUNDAY / DKPS

Neal Huntington says Austin Meadows was hitting like "Babe Ruth" back in May when he was named the National League's Rookie of the Month.

Lately, though, he's been more Mike Pagliarulo than the Bambino.

To the surprise of no one, the Pirates optioned their 2013 first-round draft pick back to Class AAA Indianapolis on Sunday along with Clay Holmes, the winning pitcher in the second game of Saturday's doubleheader against Milwaukee. Right-handed pitcher Tanner Anderson was recalled.

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