Found February 03, 2012 on Raise the Jolly Roger!:
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The Bucs signed veteran lefty Brian Tallet today. The 34 year-old has suffered through injuries and a couple of poor seasons recently, so I would assume that it’s a minor league deal. Tallet has been reasonably effective against lefties, so he’ll probably join Daniel Moskos and Doug Slaten in the group that will be fighting for a second lefty bullpen slot behind Tony Watson. ©2012 Raise the Jolly Roger. All Rights Reserved..
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