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Pirates to select contract of DuRapau

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Montana DuRapau – INDIANAPOLIS INDIANS

Montana DuRapau will get his first taste of the major leagues five years after being the Pirates' 32nd-round draft pick five years ago.

The Pirates selected DuRapau's contract from Triple-A Indianapolis and he will join the team Thursday night for the start of a four-game series against the Cardinals at St. Louis that also opens an 11-game road trip.

The 27-year-old DuRapau takes the roster spot of Keone Kela, who was placed on the 10-day injured list Wednesday -- retroactive to May 6 -- with right shoulder inflammation.

DuRapau has shown well at Triple-A Indianapolis this season with a 0.63 ERA and 0.69 WHIP across 14 1/3 innings and 12 games. He also has 18 strikeouts.

For more background on DuRapau, please check out our most recent Indy Watch, in which our Matt Welch talked at length with DuRapau about his season, his changeup and much more.

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