Pirates send Evan Meek back to minors

Associated Press  |  Last updated April 30, 2012
The Pirates optioned right-hander Evan Meek to Triple-A Indianapolis after Monday night's game with instructions to sharpen the location on his fastball. Manager Clint Hurdle said he wasn't ready to announce a corresponding move. Meek allowed three inherited runs to score and was charged with one earned run in 1 2-3 innings against the Braves on Friday night. He had a 5.59 ERA in nine games, allowing 12 hits and six runs in 9 2-3 innings. The 28-year-old right-hander was 1-1 with a 3.48 ERA in 24 games in 2011 and 5-4 with a 2.14 ERA in 2010.
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