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Evan Meek to the DL? Moskos Time?

Evan Meek to the DL? Moskos Time?

Dejan Kovacevic mentions that Evan Meek could go on the disabled list tomorrow, allowing the right hander to regain strength in his right shoulder.  Kovacevic adds that Daniel Moskos could be a favorite to take Meek's place on the 25-man roster.

Moskos could get the call if Meek is placed on the disabled list.

Meek came in to the season as the number two bullpen option, behind Joel Hanrahan.  He has struggled this year, dealing with a virus, and has allowed five runs in eight innings, with an 8:5 K/BB ratio.  Chris Resop and Jose Veras have stepped up in his absence.  Resop has a 1.26 ERA in 14.1 innings after tonight, with a 16:5 K/BB ratio.  Veras has a 3.48 ERA in 10.1 innings, with a very impressive 17:3 K/BB ratio.

The success of Resop and Veras means the Pirates don't have to rely on Meek.  It also means they can put a young player in a low-pressure situation, pitching out of the middle innings.  Here is a list of the candidates who would be ideal replacements:

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