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Pirates place Alex Presley on DL

Updated: July 25, 2011, 7:06 PM ET
Associated Press

ATLANTA -- Pedro Alvarez, the Pirates' top draft pick from 2008, is getting another chance with the team.

The Pirates on Monday placed outfielder Alex Presley on the 15-day disabled list with a left hand contusion and recalled Alvarez from Triple-A Indianapolis.

Alvarez, the No. 2 overall pick in the 2008 draft, began the season as Pittsburgh's starting third baseman. He hit only .208 (26 for 125) with two home runs and 10 RBIs in 36 games. He was placed on the 15-day disabled list ...

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