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 out clause in his contract that would allow him to become a free agent if he wasn’t added to the roster by June 1st. The left-hander has been dominating Triple-A, with a 0.36 ERA in 25.1 innings. He gave up a solo homer in his first appearance of the year, then pitched 24 straight shutout innings.

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The bottom line is they have more relievers healthy and producing then what they have room for. Washington is looking for a reliever. Who do they have on offense that’s an excess? I’d love to have Morse if he’s healthy which he isn’t right now.

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That would be nice….idk if they’re that desperate though. However, you don’t know until you ask.

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