Evan Meek to the DL

According to Jennifer Langosch, the Pittsburgh Pirates have placed relief pitcher Evan Meek on the 15-day disabled list with an oblique strain. Steven Jackson has been called up to replace Meek on the 25-man roster.

The move hurts the Pirates, as Meek was arguably the best reliever in the bullpen, and one of the best pitchers on the team this year. Jackson was recently sent down to AAA for Jose Ascanio, but was eligible to return due to the injury to Meek. My guess is that Jackson will stick around until it becomes time for Phil Dumatrait to come off the 60-day DL (sometime around August 20th).

The 25-man roster and the 40-man roster/payroll have been updated with the moves.

Author: Tim Williams

Tim is the owner and editor in chief of Pirates Prospects. He started the site in January 2009, and turned it into his full time job during the 2011 season. Prior to starting Pirates Prospects, Tim worked with AccuScore.com, providing MLB, NHL, and NFL coverage to various national media outlets, including ESPN Insider, USA Today, Yahoo Sports, and the Wall Street Journal. He also writes the annual Prospect Guide, which is sold through the site. Tim lives in Bradenton, where he provides live coverage all year of Spring Training, mini camp, instructs, the Bradenton Marauders, and the GCL Pirates.

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