The Pittsburgh Pirates have promoted 2021 first-overall pick Henry Davis to Triple-A Indianapolis. In addition, Endy Rodriguez was off for the Indians Sunday; no official word on Rodriguez’s status, but it’s something to keep in mind.
Davis has been mashing in Double-A Altoona with a .284/.433/.547 slash line and an OPS of 981. In addition, Davis has belted ten homers and driven in 27 runs in 148 at-bats.
Early Sunday morning, Pirates general manager Ben Cherington referenced June being the time when the Pirates might make some promotions not just to the majors but within the minor league system.
“I think June is the month when we start to see some of that happen,” said Cherington on his radio show Sunday morning. “Our player development group is extremely thorough, and there is a development plan for every single player in the minor leagues. That means that every single player in the minors is constantly working on something. We also want to check other boxes like work ethic, teammate, etc. I know our player development will meet and literally go through those check boxes.”
Evidently, Davis has checked off the necessary boxes to earn his promotion to Triple-A. If any other news comes through, we will give you all the details here at Pittsburgh Baseball Now.