By Jason Shetler
Infielder Gift Ngoepe has been promoted to AAA Indianapolis, this according to Cory Giger of the Altoona Mirror.
Ngoepe signed with the Pirates back in 2008, becoming the first player from South Africa to sign a professional baseball contract. Most publications regard him as the best defensive infielder in the organization. Ngoepe this season for the Altoona Curve was hitting .260 with a .700 OPS in 71 games. The Indianapolis Indians are currently short of position players with Steve Lombardozzi being recalled to Pittsburgh and Jose Tabata needing to clear waivers after being DFA’d on Sunday, so the promotion of Ngoepe to Indy was most likely done as a corresponding move.