Pirates prospect Keller to debut Monday

Field Level Media

May 26, 2019 at 5:13 pm.

The Pittsburgh Pirates will call up righthanded prospect Mitch Keller ahead of their doubleheader against the Cincinnati Reds on Monday.

Keller, the Pirates’ top pitching prospect, has gone 5-0 for Triple-A Indianapolis this season and was scheduled to start for that club in Columbus, Ohio, on Sunday.

It is anticipated that Keller, 23, will start the second game in Cincinnati, the Pirates announced in a tweet on Sunday.

“OFFICIAL: We intend to recall RHP Mitch Keller to start the second game in Cincinnati on Monday,” the tweet read.

Keller has a 3.45 ERA over nine starts with Indianapolis this season.

Keller was a second-round pick by the Pirates in 2014 and has posted a 34-17 record with a 3.06 ERA over six minor league seasons.