by Zane Heiple
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The Pittsburgh Pirates made good on a report that had been circulating for about a week when they called up outfielder Alex Presley from AAA Indianapolis for the start of a three game interleague series with the Toronto Blue Jays.
Presley was drafted by the Pirates in the 8th round, 230th overall, of the 2006 MLB Draft. He made his debut on September 8, 2010. While with the Indians in AAA he led the team with a .336 average, along with eight home runs and 36 RBI during the 2011 campaign.
Alex wasted little time making an impact with the Buccos. In his first game, he would go 2-5 with a home run and three RBI. It is unsure how long he will be up with Pittsburgh, and it may depend most on how long Jose Tabata is on the DL. With Tabata on the DL it allowed the Pirates to recall Josh Harrison to the Major Leagues.