Transactions

Report: Pirates Sign Doug Slaten

Report: Pirates Sign Doug Slaten

According to Ken Rosenthal, the Pirates have signed left-handed reliever Doug Slaten to a minor league contract.  Terms are not available yet, but it's likely that Slaten will receive a non-roster invitation to spring training.  Slaten, 31, was a 17th round draft pick of the Arizona Diamondbacks in 2000 and pitched all or parts of four seasons with them before being chosen off waivers by the Washington Nationals after the 2009 season.  He spent 2010 with the Nationals, but missed part of 2011 due to elbow surgery, although he was able to return late in the season.  He appeared in 31 games with a 4.41 ERA in 16.1 innings pitched, allowing a .356 opponents' batting average.  He also appeared in nine games during a minor league rehab stint.  The Nationals non-tendered him in the off-season.  He could compete with Tony Watson, Dan Moskos and possibly Jo-Jo Reyes for one or two left-handed bullpen spots with the Pirates.

Slaten's best season was 2010, when he had a 3.10 ERA and a 1.30 WH...

This content is for Pirates Prospects subscribers only. Subscribe today to access all of our daily coverage of the Pirates' system, with rates lower than $2.25 per month. If you're already a member, you can log in below. If you think you're receiving this message in error, please e-mail tim@piratesprospects.com.

Transactions

Wilbur Miller joined the site in July 2010. He has long been known for his excellent Player Profiles, which he brought to the site in February 2011, combining them with the existing Pirates Prospects Player Pages. Wilbur maintains the player pages section of the site, and provides regular articles to the main portion of the site, including a weekly Prospects Trend piece, featuring the best and worst prospects from the previous week.

More in Transactions

(Photo Credit: David Hague)

Pirates Acquire Joe Blanton From Royals

John DrekerJuly 30, 2015
Jayson Aquino 2

Pirates Trade Jayson Aquino to Cleveland Indians

John DrekerJuly 29, 2015
Photo credit: Sean McCool

Tyler Glasnow Promoted to Indianapolis

Sean McCoolJuly 29, 2015
(Photo Credit: David Hague)

Brent Morel Refuses Outright Assignment

John DrekerJuly 28, 2015
(Photo Credit: David Hague)

Steve Lombardozzi Sent Outright to Indianapolis

John DrekerJuly 27, 2015
JaCoby Jones

JaCoby Jones promoted to Double-A Altoona

Sean McCoolJuly 27, 2015

Pirates Prospects is an independent media outlet, and is in no way affiliated with the Pittsburgh Pirates, their minor league affiliates, Major League Baseball, or Minor League Baseball.

Copyright © 2015 Pirates Prospects