Brian Tallet is looking to make his way back to the majors.
Last week about half of the players in minor league camp reported to Pirate City. The day of their first workout, all of the players gathered on the field, getting ready for stretches and warm ups. Pittsburgh Pirates General Manager Neal Huntington was on the field, overseeing the young players take the field. One of those players, noticeably older, ran over to Huntington and thanked the GM for giving him an opportunity.
Brian Tallet was signed by the Pittsburgh Pirates as a minor league free agent on February 3rd. The left hander spent parts of nine years in the majors, pitching for three different organizations. His best year came in 2008 when he posted a 2.88 ERA in 56.1 innings as a reliever with Toronto. The next year he was moved to the starting rotation, where his numbers suffered, with a 5.32 ERA in 160.2 innings.
Tallet signed a major league deal with St. Louis prior to the 2011 season, agreeing to a $750 K c...
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