Alvarez among 6 Pirates callups

BY foxsports • September 6, 2011

Pedro Alvarez, Pittsburgh's starting third baseman on opening day, was among six players the Pirates added to their roster.

Alvarez, along with left-handed pitchers Jeff Locke, Aaron Thompson and Daniel Moskos, were recalled from Triple-A Indianapolis on Tuesday.

The Pirates also purchased the contract of right-hander Jared Hughes from Indianapolis and activated right-hander Evan Meek (shoulder) from the 60-day disabled list.

To make room on the 40-man roster, Kevin Correia and Paul Maholm - the team's top two starters entering the season - were transferred to the 60-day disabled list, officially ending their seasons.

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