Daniel Moskos was designated for assignment today.
The Pittsburgh Pirates designated left-handed reliever Daniel Moskos for assignment today, thus potentially ending his run in the organization. Moskos was taken with the fourth overall pick in the 2007 draft, which was a highly controversial pick with top catching prospect Matt Wieters on the board. He was touted as a reliever who could move quickly through the system. However, he didn't make his debut until 2011, and only pitched 24.1 innings in the majors. In that time he posted a 2.96 ERA, although his 11:9 K/BB ratio suggested that the low ERA wasn't legit.
Moskos returned to Triple-A this year, and has dealt with elbow issues. He was 90-91 MPH at the end of April, a few weeks before going on the Triple-A disabled list with elbow soreness. In the second half of the 2010 season he was touching 97 MPH with his fastball, but never saw that velocity return in 2011 or 2012.
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