Chris Leroux and Doug Slaten Outrighted to Triple-A

Relief pitchers Chris Leroux and Doug Slaten have both cleared waivers, and both were outrighted to Triple-A Indianapolis today. Slaten was designated for assignment when the team claimed outfielder Oscar Tejeda last week. We didn’t hear about Leroux being placed on waivers, although he was due to come off the 60-day disabled list. He was out of options, which meant the Pirates needed to create a spot for him on the 25-man roster, or waive him.

Both players are expected to report to Indianapolis within the week.

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  • Matt Beam

    what’s wrong with Bedard? him and correa look like the weak links at the moment… Karstens, McDonald, Burnett and then fret for the next two

    • Lee Young

      I thought we had ‘good’ Bedard last night, but then ‘bad’ Bedard showed up.

  • http://twitter.com/jlease717 John Lease

    I can’t see keeping Slaten over Moskos, but it’s water under the bridge at this point.

    • Lee Young

      John….on paper I agree with you. Must be something our brass saw. I heard rumors of elbow issues, lost velocity, bad command, but never something concrete.

      But, if the White Sox claimed him, he had to have been passed over by 20-25 teams, so….

      • http://twitter.com/jlease717 John Lease

        Injuries heal. I think it was more mental with Moskos. He seemed to be a nibbler in the tradition of Kip Wells. Hurdle didn’t like him, so that’s good enough for me. But I don’t think he liked Slaton either!

  • James S

    They should have bounced Juan Cruz outta here and kept Leroux or Slaten.

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