The Pirates selected the contract of outfielder Keon Broxton from Triple-A Indianapolis on Monday and made room for him on the 40-man roster by putting infielder Jung Ho Kang (left knee surgery) on the 60-day disabled list.
Keon Darell Broxton...Attended Santa Fe (Fla.) Community College...Is a 2008 graduate of Lakeland (Fla.) High School...Signed by Luke Wrenn.2012Spent the entire season with Single-A Visalia and hit .267
(131-for-490) with 24 doubles, 19 homers and 62 RBI...Tied for the team lead in doubles, ranked second in total
bases (214), third in home runs (19), stolen bases (21),
RBI (62) and runs scored (84)...Batted .333 (42-for-126)in his final 31 games after hitting
.245 (89-for-364) in his first 99...Appeared in 6 games during the postseason with Triple-A
Reno and went 3-for-14 (.214) 1 home run and 2 RBI...
was 2-for-4 with a homer and 2 RBI in the Aces' 10-3 win
in the Triple-A National Championship Game on Sept.
18 vs. Pawtucket...Entered the season cited by Baseball America as the Best
Athlete in the D-backs' organization.2011Combined to hit.248 (120-for-484) with 14 doubles, 7 triples, 7 home runs and 45 RBI in 130 games with Single-A South Bend and Visalia...ranked third in the D-backs'
organization with 33 stolen bases...Began the season with the Silver Hawks and batted .231
(18-for-78) with 2 triples and 1 RBI in 20 games...was
promoted to the Rawhide on April 30...Appeared in 110 games with Visalia, hitting .251 (102-
for-406) with 14 doubles, 7 homers and 44 RBI...Entered the season ranked by Baseball America as the No.
10 Prospect in the D-backs organization.2010Played in 133 games with South Bend and hit .228 (121-
for-531) with 17 doubles, 19 triples, 5 home runs and 32
RBI in 133 games...Led all Minor Leaguers in triples, 3 more than Brett Lawrie (16) and Francisco Peguero (16).2009Hit .246 (67-for-272) with 11 doubles, 9 triples, 11 home
runs and 37 RBI in 72 games with Advanced Rookie Missoula in his first pro season...Ranked among the Pioneer League leadersin triples (1st),
home runs (T-7th), total bases (T-7th, 129) and slugging