Pirates Option Evan Meek to Triple-A

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After the Pirates 9-3 win over the Atlanta Braves, the Pirates announced that they have optioned right-handed reliever Evan Meek to Triple-A Indianapolis. They have not yet announced a corresponding roster move. That will come on Tuesday.

Meek allowed six runs on 12 hits over 9.2 innings. He walked one and struck out six batters over his nine appearances. Meek has seen his velocity improve to 93-94 this season, but has yet to see it back to his All-Star velocity that he had in 2010 where he posted a 2.14 ERA.

Pirates Manager Clint Hurdle said recently that he was considering adding a second lefty in the bullpen. Tony Watson is the lone left-handed reliever. Daniel Moskos or Doug Slaten could be options. Moskos is the only one of the two on the 40-man roster.

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Funny how things can work out, Moskos could lose game in AAA and then get recalled.

Maybe his time in minors is over.  He has been getting some strikeouts.

Lee Young

Hopefully, Moskos.

John Lease

Slaten?  Don’t need him when Moskos is on the 40 man.  So knowing the Pirates, that’s what they’ll do.

Fred Thayer

I thought since Evan was a rule 5 draft pick 4 years ago that he didn’t have any options left.  It’s definitely a move that needs to be made.  Maybe they will call up Bryan Morris. 


 Fred, Rule 5 status has to do with the number of years after being drafted (4 for college kids, 5 for HS kids) without being added to the 40 man roster. It has nothing to do with minor league options. Meek was optioned to the minors after we traded for him in 2008, so he has two option years left. 2012 now uses one more, leaving him with 1 more year.

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