Orioles add pitchers Saunders, Meek and Gausman

BALTIMORE (AP) Left-hander Joe Saunders is back in the major leagues, returning to the Baltimore Orioles after pitching with Triple-A Norfolk. Saunders had a 1.50 ERA in 10 appearances with the Tides. He was signed after going 0-5 with Texas in a stint that ended with a poor showing against the Orioles at Camden Yards. He said Monday: ''It's funny because I was in the...
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14 days ago  |  Discuss

Orioles recall Evan Meek, Joe Saunders

getty images It is September and that means callups and roster expansion. The Baltimore Orioles recalled reliever Evan Meek and starting pitcher Joe Saunders on Monday. Meek has struggled during his 15 appearances this season posting a 7.47 ERA. He figures to be used simply as a relief pitcher in games that are out of hand. Saunders will be used in a similar role. Expect the 33-year...
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14 days ago  |  Discuss

Orioles option Evan Meek to Triple-A, Kevin Gausman to minor league DL?

getty The Baltimore Orioles have sent relief pitcher Evan Meek to Triple-A Norfolk. Following a doubleheader on Thursday the Orioles are sending Meek down. He began the season with 9 1/3 scoreless innings but has allowed a whopping nine runs over his last 2 1/3 innings of work. The Orioles will call up another pitcher. Gausman had an X-ray which apparently revealed the intercostal...
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May 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Game 27: Orioles 5 Pirates 1 // Game 28: Orioles 6 Pirates 5

Once upon a time, this day was off to a promising start for the Pirates. Charlie Morton cruised through three innings and the Pirates had runners more or less perpetually on base in the early innings against Bud Norris despite only scoring one run. Then the rain came, Morton lost his edge, and when the Orioles put three runs on the board in the bottom of the fourth it felt like the...
May 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Blue Jays blast way to 9-3 win over Orioles

TORONTO, On. — Three-run home runs by Brett Lawrie and Melky Cabrera in the eighth inning led the Toronto Blue Jays to a 9-3 win over the Baltimore Orioles on Tuesday. Lawrie blasted a 1-1 pitch from O’s reliever Evan Meek into deep centre field scoring Juan Francisco and Colby Rasmus, breaking a 3-3 deadlock to give the Blue Jays a 6-3 late lead. Cabrera’s home run came later...
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April 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Orioles' Adam Jones and Evan Meek both out with illness

The game between the Baltimore Orioles and the Tampa Bay Rays on Tuesday was postponed due to inclement weather. Normally a postponement isn't at top of a team's want list. In the case of the Orioles where the flu has been sweeping through their clubhouse, an extra day off isn't a bad thing particularly when star outfielder Adam Jones and reliever Evan Meek were...
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April 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Rays-Orioles game Tuesday postponed, no makeup date announced

BALTIMORE (AP) -- Tuesday's night game between the Tampa Bay Rays and Baltimore Orioles has been postponed by rain. A steady downpour and low temperatures were predicted for much of the night. No makeup date was immediately announced. Baltimore won the opener of the three-game set 7-1 on Monday, and the series was scheduled to conclude Wednesday afternoon. Tampa Bay announced...
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April 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Orioles agree to terms with RHP Evan Meek on minor league deal

The Orioles have agreed to terms with right-handed pitcher Evan Meek on a minor league deal with an invitation to major league spring training, according to an industry source. Meek, 30, spent five years with the Pittsburgh Pirates from 2008 to 2012, going 7-7 with a 3.34 ERA in 156 relief appearances. His best season came in 2010, when he was 5-4 with a 2.14 ERA, 15 holds and four...
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February 05, 2014  |  Discuss

The greatest hitter in the history of the Pittsburgh Pirates is ...

I feel like everyone's a little bit tense today. Why's that? Let's lighten the mood. Here are the players with the highest batting averages in the history of the Pittsburgh Pirates, minimum one plate appearance. ...
August 30, 2013  |  Discuss

Rangers send 12 down, including Olt

The Texas Rangers made their biggest roster cut of spring training Tuesday, dropping eight players from the major league roster to bring their camp number down to 46 players. The biggest name cut was Mike Olt, who was sent to the Round Rock camp along with outfielder Engel Beltre, right hander Wilmer Font and left hander Jeff Beliveau. Texas also reassigned several veteran pitchers...
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March 19, 2013  |  Discuss

Plenty of arms to choose from for Rangers

Evan Meek has a nice pitching resume highlighted by an All-Star trip in 2010. Michael Kirkman showed flashes in relief last year for the Texas Rangers. So did Tanner Scheppers. The Rangers liked Coty Woods enough to snatch him in the Rule 5 draft. Josh Lindblom pitched in 74 games last year and will forever be remembered by some as the pitcher the Rangers picked up for Michael...
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February 26, 2013  |  Discuss

Rangers who could surprise in Surprise

Just in sheer numbers alone, there's bound to be a surprise or two for the Texas Rangers this spring, Right now the club has 63 players on the spring training roster, five more than they've carried to camp in any of the last five years. Most of the 63 have their futures mapped out for them this year already whether they know it or not. But there are a few who could have...
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February 07, 2013  |  Discuss

Pirates sign RHP Waldrop to minor league deal

The Pittsburgh Pirates have signed right-handed reliever Kyle Waldrop to a minor league contract and invited him to spring training. The 27-year-old Waldrop went 0-1 with a 2.53 ERA in 17 appearances for Minnesota last season. Waldrop was initially selected with the 25th overall pick of the 2004 first-year player draft. He made his big league debut on Sept. 5, 2011 and has a career...
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January 29, 2013  |  Discuss

Rangers make several minor moves

The Texas Rangers made several transactions Thursday morning in Nashville but not of them involved the names Hamilton, Greinke, Young or Upton. Texas made a pick in the Rule 5 draft, selecting right-handed sidearmer Coty Woods from Colorado in the major-league phase of the draft. The Rangers also picked up infielder Marquez Smith from Cincinnati in the Triple-A phase of the Rule...
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December 06, 2012  |  Discuss

The 2012 Rule 5 Draft is Tomorrow

The MLB Rule 5 draft is tomorrow morning at 10 AM EST. The Pittsburgh Pirates have an open spot on their 40-man roster, which means they could make a pick. Whether they actually make a pick is another issue. The Pirates have made a pick in every draft overseen by Neal Huntington. They took Evan Meek in the 2007 Rule 5 draft. Donald Veal went in 2008, followed by John Raynor in 2009...
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December 05, 2012  |  Discuss

Evan Meek and Drew Sutton Elect to become Free Agents

Both Evan Meek and Drew Sutton have chosen to become minor league free agents this offseason according to the International League. Meek, who is now 29 years old, is just two seasons removed from an All-Star appearance. However, arm injuries have weakened his effectiveness and velocity. He pitched just 12 innings in the Majors this season and posted an 8:6 K:BB ratio along with...
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October 06, 2012  |  Discuss

Evan Meek, Drew Sutton Elect Free Agency

Reliever Evan Meek and Utility man Drew Sutton declared free agency on Thursday according to the International League transactions page. Meek was designated for assignment by Pittsburgh on September 10th to make room for right-hander Rick vandenHurk on the 40-man roster. Meek posted a 2.74 ERA in relief at Triple-A this season, but has struggled at the Major League level since...
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October 06, 2012  |  Discuss

Evan Meek Outrighted to Triple-A

Per the MLB.com transactions page, relief pitcher Evan Meek has been outrighted to Indianapolis. The right-hander was designated for assignment last week to make room on the 40-man roster for Rick VandenHurk. His outright assignment means the Pirates will retain him in the organization for now. However, Meek has enough time in baseball to qualify as a minor league free agent after...
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September 17, 2012  |  Discuss

Daily Friar 9.13.12

The Padres are on the verge of something special. All the articles below will point out that fact, but the Padres are definitely doing something that will be talked about a lot for the next couple weeks. There are only 18 games left in the season, 15 of those against the division. The way they are playing right now we can definitely win every series here on out and reach the .500...
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September 13, 2012  |  Discuss

Pirates designate Evan Meek for assignment

The Pittsburgh Pirates have designated 2010 All-Star Evan Meek for assignment, the team announced. Meek who posted a 2.14 era in 80 innings with a 7.9 k/9 during his 2010 All-Star campaign, only made 12 appearances this season postseason posting a 6.75 era. He did however post a 2.74 ERA with a 8.0 k/9 in 46 innings. Image taken by  _rockinfree and used under the Creative Common...
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September 11, 2012  |  Discuss

Pirates Recall Chase d’Arnaud, Bryan Morris; DFA Evan Meek

The Pittsburgh Pirates today recalled Chase d’Arnaud and Bryan Morris from Triple-A Indianapolis. They also selected the contract of Rick VandenHurk from Triple-A. In order to make room on the 40-man for VandenHurk, Evan Meek was designated for assignment. d’Arnaud posted a .252/.325/.383 line over 98 games at Triple-A this season. d’Arnaud joined the club in late August when...
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September 10, 2012  |  Discuss

VandenHurk, Meek, And Wood Hold Chiefs To 3 Hits In Indians’ Win

Indianapolis Indians  2,  Syracuse Chiefs  1 (Box)   Rick VandenHurk allowed one unearned run in 7.1 innings of work. Another brilliant performance by Indians’ pitching boosted the Indians over the Chiefs at Alliance Bank Stadium in Syracuse, NY.  Starter Rick VandenHurk earned his 12th win for the Indians, and closer Tim Wood earned his 20th Save. The win gives the Indians...
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August 22, 2012  |  Discuss

Prospect Notebook: September Callup Candidates

Less than a month from now, on September 1st, Major League Baseball rosters will expand. Teams will be able to call up additional players, beyond the current 25-man restrictions. Only players who are on the 40-man roster will be eligible to be called up, which means teams can call up a maximum of 40 players. The Pirates will be contending for the first time in a long time this year...
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August 06, 2012  |  Discuss

Starling Marte is free

To the delight of many, Starling Marte has been called up to the Pittsburgh Pirates. Evan Meek went back to AAA after a short hiatus on the big-league roster, and the Bucs will need to clear another spot when Wandy Rodriguez is added to the squad.  Gorkys Hernandez or Drew Sutton will probably be the odd man out. Marte, a 23-year-old outfield prospect that’s been discussed like...
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July 25, 2012  |  Discuss

Pirates promote OF Marte, send down RHP Meek

The Pittsburgh Pirates have recalled prized prospect Starling Marte from Triple-A Indianapolis and are expected to make him their regular left fielder. The Pirates made the move Wednesday. Marte will join them for Thursday night's game at Houston. He has never played in the majors. The contending Pirates have recently used a platoon of Alex Presley and Drew Sutton in left field...
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July 25, 2012  |  Discuss
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