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Evan Meek goes from All-Star to designated for assignment by Pirates in two years

Sep 10, 2012, 1:48 PM EDT

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Two seasons ago Evan Meek was an All-Star. Seriously, you can look it up and everything.

Today the Pirates designated him for assignment after Meek spent most of this season at Triple-A and posted a 6.75 ERA in 12 innings in the majors.

Meek was effective in the minors, throwing 46 innings with a 2.74 ERA and 41 strikeouts, although he also walked 26 batters.

In the two seasons since being an All-Star he’s logged a grand total of 33 innings for the Pirates thanks to shoulder problems and inconsistency, but Meek is still just 29 years old and could potentially help plenty of teams as a middle reliever who’s still under team control via arbitration through 2014.

  1. bigleagues - Sep 10, 2012 at 2:03 PM

    And the Meek shall inherit the dearth.

  2. danaking - Sep 10, 2012 at 2:19 PM

    Wow. There was a brief period, right after they traded Octavio Dotel, when the jury was out on whether Meek or Hanrahan should be the closer. Looks like they chose wisely. This is a shame, because Meek is a good guy. I hope he catches on somewhere quick.

  3. sportsdrenched - Sep 10, 2012 at 5:17 PM

    Last guy I knew whose All-Star crashed quickly to earth was Ken Harvey. He’s playing for the American Association Kansas City T-Bones.

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