Saturday, April 30, 2011

It's Moskos Time

Well, the Bucs finally admitted that Evan Meek's shoulder hasn't been right. The Bucs put him on the 15-day DL to see if some rest will do the trick. The good work of Chris Resop and Jose Veras made the move easier to make.

His replacement? The long-time a comin' number one draft selection (fourth overall) of the 2007 draft, Danny Moskos. The lefty was called up to the show from Indy, where the second time was the charm. In 10-2/3 innings, he gave up two earned runs on nine hits and a walk, with seven K's and a .0938 WHIP.

He had a very so-so spring camp, and was sent down. But his work with the Tribe, especially with his control, merited him a call to the show and a shot at redemption. He looked close last year, when he absolutely dominated at Altoona with 21 saves and a 1.52 ERA, but it didn't translate in AAA, where he was raked.

Moskos' problem was that he got cute; instead of challenging hitters, he became a nibbler. That's what Clint Hurdle and Ray Searage had him work on. Looks like he received the message.

He come to the Pirates with a fastball-slider combo, and throws a change as well. The 25 year old becomes the Bucs' second lefty in the pen, and will start off in lower leverage situations.

He was already on the forty-man roster, so no other shuffling of the roster has to occur.

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