DOUG SLATEN RUMORS & GOSSIP
For the second time this year, Justin Wilson has been part of a no-hitter for Indianapolis. Earlier this season, the left-hander was part of a three man no-hitter, joined by Jose Diaz and Doug Slaten. This time around he pitched eight no-hit innings. That was all he needed, as the game was called due to rain with Indianapolis leading 3-0 at the time.
Wilson gave up just one walk...
#WhiteSox have claimed LHP Daniel Moskos off waivers from the Pittsburgh Pirates and optioned him to Class AAA Charlotte.
— Chicago White Sox (@whitesox) July 6, 2012
Daniel Moskos almost made it all the way through waivers, after the club designated him for assignment last week when Eric Fryer was promoted, but got scooped up by the White Sox. By my calculations, it means all...
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...
The Pirates' roster shuffling continues. Before last night's game, the club designated Danny Moskos for assignment to make room for Eric Fryer on the 40-man roster (remember that Chris Leroux is likely coming off of the 60-man DL in the near future; Moskos likely would've been the guy removed for Leroux, so the Pirates are just using this short window to get insurance...
INF Drew Sutton joins team and C Eric Fryer selected from AAA; INF Matt Hague and LHP Doug Slaten optioned to AAA.
— Pittsburgh Pirates (@Pirates) June 26, 2012
With Eric Fryer joining the active roster, a move to make room for him on the 40-man must also be made. Fryer will be used on an “as needed” bases as Rod Barajas is currently listed as “day-to-day” following...
#pirates option Meek to Indianapolis
— Tom Singer (@Tom_Singer) May 1, 2012
No corresponding move has yet been made, but one would have to assume that it will be either Doug Slaten, Daniel Moskos, or Daniel McCutchen, and most likely in that order.
Evan Meek has struggled so far this year with a 5.59 ERA over 9 2/3 innings.
Slaten has a 0.69 ERA over 13 innings for Indianapolis...
Yippee! Doug Slaten!
Slaten is a 31 year-old lefty reliever. He was decent in limited action with the Nats over the last two years, but missed some time with an elbow injury. He should add a little bit of lefty depth in the bullpen – the Bucs don’t have much of it right now behind Tony Watson, Daniel Moskos, and possibly J0-Jo Reyes.
It’s a minor league deal with an invite...
Though terms of the agreement have not all been finalized, left-hander Doug Slaten has chosen to sign a Minor League deal with the Pirates, an industry source confirmed Wednesday. The addition of Slaten will give the club another lefty reliever to consider for its bullpen.
While the Washington Nationals Hot Stove continues to burn white-hot (when Doug Slaten news is big news, you know you're in trouble) we'd be remiss if we didn't say *something* about Nats minor leaguer Ben Graham dressing up as Santa and proposing to his girlfriend (a Tenessee Titans cheerleader) this past Sunday.
Bryce Harper approves, so we do to:
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Christmas comes early in NatsTown: Nationals non-tender Doug Slaten.
Sadly, Slaten was at his most productive in 2011 during the 77 game stint he spent on the DL with left elbow ulnar neuritis.
Meanwhile the Nats tender contracts to: Tyler Clippard, Jesus Flores, Tom Gorzelanny, John Lannan, Michael Morse, and Jordan Zimmermann.
Up above, relive the magic from June 2010...