After a slow start to 2017, Meadows is batting .286 in his last 28 at-bats and has hits in six of his last seven games.

It's unlikely Pittsburgh considers recalling him prior to the passing of the Super-2 arbitration deadline, despite Sterling Marte's suspension, but Meadows can press matters if he continues raking. The Pirates promoted him aggressively to Triple-A in 2016 and are looking for continued plate discipline improvement from him -- he holds a 14:47 BB:K with Indianapolis. At this stage of his career, the 21-year-old mainly needs to stay healthy after missing parts of his first three pro seasons.

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