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The #Pirates have claimed INF/OF Oscar Tejeda off waivers from Boston and have assigned him to Double-A Altoona; LHP Doug Slaten DFA. — Pittsburgh Pirates (@Pirates) June 27, 2012   It’s pretty amazing that the Pirates have cut ties with two left-handed reliever in two days, but I guess that just shows how much they thought of them. Yesterday, Daniel Moskos was DFA’d to make room on the 40-man roster for Eric Fryer. Now today, Doug Slaten is gone to make way for 22-year old Oscar Tejeda. Tejeda was DFA’d by Boston and has struggled throughout his time in the minors. He was once thought of as a pretty decent prospect when he was younger, and was even given a pretty healthy $525,000 signing bonus out of the Dominican Republic at age 16. He hit pretty well in High-A ball at age 20, but once he hit Double-A, he hasn’t been able to put things together. So far this year for Portland, Boston’s Double-A team, he is hitting .262/.294/.396 with five home runs. He is still just 22 years old, a...
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