Meek Activated, Moskos Optioned to AAA

Moskos has been optioned to AAA with Meek returning.

The Pittsburgh Pirates have activated relief pitcher Evan Meek, and to create space on the 25-man roster, have optioned Daniel Moskos to Indianapolis.  Meek was placed on the disabled list at the end of April, with Moskos getting his first call to the majors to take Meek’s place at the time.  Moskos wasn’t used much, pitching 4.2 innings in five appearances in almost a month.  He allowed just one unearned run on two hits, with three walks and a strikeout.

Meek struggled early this season, allowing eight runs, five earned, on 12 hits in eight innings, with an 8:5 K/BB ratio.  In his rehab work with Indianapolis, he pitched four shutout innings, allowing one hit, no walks, and striking out six.

The only other viable candidate to create space for Meek would have been Jose Ascanio, who recently returned from a disabled list trip.  Regardless of whether it was Ascanio or Moskos, the Pirates were essentially swapping out one of the last men in the bullpen for their set-up guy to return.  Had it been Ascanio, he would have had to have been designated for assignment, as he is out of options.

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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