by Zane Heiple
The Pittsburgh Pirates were busy making roster moves on Tuesday. Included in those moves was the bringing up of two players who we have not seen in Pittsburgh uniforms during this season. Left-handed pitcher Jeff Locke and right-handed pitcher Jared Hughes will make their 2011 debuts for the Pirates the next time they are called upon by manager Clint Hurdle.
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Hughes was a fourth round pick of the Buccos during the 2006 draft. During his time in the Pirates minor league organization, he has been at all levels. He would begin the 2011 season with the AA Altoona Curve. In Altoona he would start 11 of the 13 games he appeared in posting a 3-4 record while posting an ERA of 4.09. His time with AAA Indianapolis would see him come out of the bullpen 35 times and strike out 45 batters while walking 18. When summoned out of the bullpen he would post a 3-1 record and an ERA 2.11.