Pirates Sign Doug Slaten

The Pirates signed lefty reliever Doug Slaten to a minor league, deal, tweets Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports.

Slaten, 31, tossed 16 1/3 innings for the Nationals this year and another 10 1/3 in the minors, missing much of the season with an elbow injury.  He was effective against lefty batters in 2010, although he faced only 81 of them.  Slaten was non-tendered by the Nationals last month after earning $695K in 2011.  He also had minor league offers from the Brewers and Rangers, tweets Rosenthal.

Slaten is represented by Paragon Sports International.  Another PSI client, Jo-Jo Reyes, signed a minor league deal with the Pirates eight days ago.  

14 Responses to Pirates Sign Doug Slaten Leave a Reply

  1. WolandJR 3 years ago


    • Jose_Bautista 3 years ago

      I think it’s the perfect comment for this situation.

  2. Ken Roucka 3 years ago

    The NL Central has been put on notice.

  3. NYBravosFan10 3 years ago

    Why does it seem like the pirates always sign everyone’s used trash?

    • formerdraftpick 3 years ago

      Put the PIT in Pittsburgh!

    • shakeweight22 3 years ago

      all minor league deals are someones used trash. hes not going to make the team.. the bucs are just trying to create some competition in spring training for the a second lefty reliever out of the bullpen because our former 4 overall draft pick lefty reliever dan moskos cant handle that.

  4. Tacho Bill 3 years ago

    Haha, Reds. Ryan Madson? Who is laughing now?

  5. exportedexpo 3 years ago

    This is good news to every lefthanded hitter in the NL central who struggles against left handed pitching.  

  6. Guest 3 years ago

    good….he is YOUR problem now……i had to turn off the T.V. when that guy was pitching……….

  7. The Pirates are becoming a huge disgrace to baseball – if MLB doesn’t step in I expect Andrew to be gone within the next 2 years – maybe traded for Brandon Moss and Adam Laroche

  8. Todd Smith 3 years ago

    So does Joel Hanrahan.

  9. Todd Smith 3 years ago

    Turns out you were kinda right.

  10. shakeweight22 3 years ago

    wait did madson sign a minor league deal? im really confused as to how this deal put it to shame? just because the pirates are an easy target it doesnt make you look any less stupid when you make comments like that. you might as well just post a sarcastic “world series” remark

  11. formerdraftpick 3 years ago

    whirl c-rez

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