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By Zane Heiple
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The Pittsburgh Pirates made yet another roster move today, as they recalled left handed relief pitcher Daniel Moskos from Triple-A Indianapolis, to take the roster spot of Evan Meek, who was placed on the 15-day disable list with right shoulder tendinitis.  Meek will be eligible to come off of the DL on May 12.
Moskos is a former number one draft pick of the Pirates, fourth overall in the 2007 MLB draft.  He was a surprise pick, as you may recall, since most scouts saw him as only a relief pitcher.  Pittsburgh passed on other first round picks such as Matt Wieters, Madison Bumgarner, Jason Heyward, and Rick Porcello in favor of the 6’1” reliever out of Clemson.
Daniel has seen time in all levels of the Pirates’ organization, but this will be his first time on the Buccos’ 25 man roster.  For his career, he has gone 21-23 with an ERA of 3.79, while recording 239 strikeouts and 144 walks in 344.1 innings pitched over four plus seasons in the minors.
During the 2011 spring training season, Moskos posted an ERA of 7.20 over five innings of work with four walks, three K’s, and one save.  So far this year with the Indians, he has pitched 10.2 innings with one save, seven strikeouts, one walk, and an ERA of 1.69.
It looks as if Daniel will be used sparingly out of the pen and in situations where the outcome of the game has been decided, so that he has time to adjust to Major League hitters.  Meek’s role of setup man will go to Chris Resop, Jose Veras, or Joe Beimel, based upon the game situation.
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