Hughes is battling for one of the final spots in the pirates bullpen this spring
Lefty Tony Watson will make the Pirates Opening Day roster for the first time in his professional career. After the club decided to option fellow southpaw Daniel Moskos to Triple-A Indianapolis on Tuesday, Watson will be the club's only lefty in the 'pen.
Moskos, 24, had a solid spring with the Pirates. He allowed one earned run on six hits over 9.0 innings with five walks and nine strikeouts over nine appearances. He will pitch out of the 'pen in Indianapolis, where he posted a 3.43 ERA over 24.1 innings last year.
Watson, 26, allowed seven earned runs on 12 hits over 11.0 innings this spring. He has walked one and struck out four over nine appearances.
The lefty reliever said his main focus over the offseason was to improve on his consistency this year. After making his Major League debut with the Pirates on June 8 against Arizona last season, Watson finished with a 3.95 ERA over 43 appearanc...