By Jason Shetler
A source tells Tim Williams of Pirates Prospects that Keon Broxton will be called up to the Pirates.
Broxton started off this season with Altoona, posting a .365 on base percentage in 45 games before getting promoted to Indianapolis in late May where he posted a .352 on base in 88 games played with them. The 25-year-old outfielder combined to steal 39 bases, which was the second most of any Pirates minor leaguer this year.
There was an interesting situation involving Broxton. He would have been eligible for minor league free agency after the season, but now with the call up, the Pirates will have plenty of team control with him. Broxton should see time with the Bucs as a pinch-runner, as well as a pinch-hit option against lefties. He could compete for a spot as a reserve outfielder in Spring Training next year.