Found April 19, 2012 on WHYGAVS?:
The Pirates promoted Tim Alderson to Triple-A this morning, presumably to fill the roster spot opened by Brad Lincoln's promotion. He's already made his Triple-A debut for the Indians, tossing three scoreless relief innings against Columbus this afternoon, striking out three, walking one, and allowing just one hit. Alderson's been an afterthought in the Pirates' system for so long that it's hard to believe he's only 23, which is plenty age-appropriate for Triple-A. He made four relief appearances for Altoona before the promotion and he was plenty impressive, striking out eight and walking one in seven scoreless innings.  Tim Williams wrote quite a bit about Alderson this spring, how his velocity was creeping back up towards the 90s and how he wouldn't be surprised to see him return to some kind of prospect status this year. Obviously we're a ways away from that with just 11 innings under his belt this year, but I'll be interested to see how he doe...
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Tim Alderson promoted to AAA

Tim Williams reported today that RHP Tim Alderson was promoted from AA-Altoona to AAA-Indianapolis. Everyone knows Alderson as the highly regarded pitching prospect who was acquired in the Freddy Sanchez trade in 2009. At the time of the trade, Alderson was ranked as the #45 prospect in all of baseball. There have been quite a few bumps in Alderson’s development since that trade...
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