Evan Meek Feels Like He’s Back to 2010 Form

Evan Meek arrived to the Pirates clubhouse on Saturday afternoon about an hour before the club was set to take batting practice and work on infield drills. The right-hander flew from Toledo, Ohio, where the Triple-A Indians were playing the Mud Hens. The Pirates placed right-handed reliever Juan Cruz on the disabled list and recalled Meek for his third stint in the Majors this season. “It feels great,” Meek said of being...

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Evan Meek Recalled from Triple-A; Juan Cruz Placed on DL

PITTSBURGH, Pa. — The Pittsburgh Pirates recalled right-handed reliever Evan Meek from Triple-A Indianapolis and placed righty Juan Cruz on the 15-day disabled list with right shoulder inflammation. The move was retroactive to July 18. Meek posted a 2.21 ERA over 27 appearances at Triple-A with 23 walks and 30 strikeouts over 36.2 innings. Meek appeared in 10 games with Pittsburgh this season and posted a 7.59 ERA. Cruz posted a...

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Charlie Morton to DL, Juan Cruz Reinstated

The Pittsburgh Pirates made two roster moves today, reinstating relief pitcher Juan Cruz, and placing Charlie Morton on the 15-day disabled list. Cruz was on the restricted list, dealing with some personal business in the Dominican Republic. He was expected to return for the weekend series against the Milwaukee Brewers. Morton has struggled recently, and was placed on the 15-day disabled list with right elbow inflammation. The move is...

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Slaten Found Success in Triple-A After Adjustment

PITTSBURGH, Pa. — Doug Slaten found out he was going back to the big leagues on Sunday after reporting to the field in Louisville. The lefty reliever hopped on a flight and will look to continue his dominant success he had in Triple-A in the Majors. “It’s always nice to get the call. Definitely,” Slaten said. “It’s not the same as my first time, of course, but it’s definitely sweet still.” The 32-year-old...

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Pirates Add Doug Slaten to 40-Man; Cruz to Restricted List

The Pittsburgh Pirates have added right-handed reliever Juan Cruz to the restricted list so that he can return home to the Dominican Republic and attend to some personal business. As a corresponding move, they selected Doug Slaten from Indianapolis, purchasing his contract and adding him to the 25 and 40-man roster. The Pirates already had an open spot on the 40-man, and Cruz opened up a spot on the 25-man roster. Slaten had an opt...

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