The White Sox announced that they claimed left-hander Daniel Moskos off of waivers from the Pirates and optioned him to Triple-A Charlotte. Chicago now has one open spot on its 40-man roster.
Pittsburgh selected Moskos with the fourth overall pick in the 2007 draft. He appeared in 31 games for last year's Pirates team and posted a 2.96 ERA with 4.1 K/9 and 3.3 BB/9 in 24 1/3 innings as a rookie. The 26-year-old has spent this season at Triple-A, where he has a 3.86 ERA with 7.1 K/9 and 5.1 BB/9 in 14 innings. The White Sox are known to be seeking depth for their big league bullpen.
Looks to be a great move! How fast does he pitch?
Pitch f/x has his average fastball velocity at 92.3 for last season, which is very respectable.
In 2010 when it looked like he might wind up as a back of the bullpen option for the Bucs, his FB sat in the 93-95 range and touched 97 (which is what his college scouting report said). When he came up in 2011 it was 90-92 and touching 94. This season it’s been 89-91. I guess what I’m saying is Matt Wieters > Danny Moskos and Dave Littlefield < that pile of dirty laundry in my closet
90-91 MPH. He hit 97 in the second half of 2010 but has yet to see that velocity return.
Sounds like a left-handed zach stewart
If Zach Stewart was left handed he would be awesome. Besides Coop will fix’em 🙂
I’m glad this whole sorry episode is behind us and I wish Moskos well with his new team. Also Dave Littlefield and the 2007 ownership group whose bidding he was doing can all eat my shorts.
Still wish you had Weiters?
Moskos not only has recurring elbow issue but has also proven that he’s useless as a LOOGY. Splits over past couple of seasons prove the guy can’t get LH batters out. Which was big reason why Bucs held onto the much older Doug Slaten instead of Moskos.
Good luck with him though.
Actually they have DFA’d Slaten also, but your point is well taken. Moskos has been losing velocity and has never been able to get lefties consistently out.
As a White Sox fan all I can say is darn it.
As desperate as the Braves are for bullpen help I don’t understand why Frank Wren didn’t jump on this guy.
Agreed. Moskos shouldn’t be had for nothing. He has some talent.
The only thing that surprises me about this is that Moskos made it as far as the White Sox in the waiver order. He’s a lefty, he’s young, and his arm hasn’t fallen off yet. He was not going to get a shot anytime soon in the Pirates bullpen, and quite frankly it’s probably good for him to get a change of scenery. He probably won’t be more than a fringe major leaguer, but he’s worth taking a chance on.
Would be so ironic yet intriguing if the Orioles claimed him.
Would be even more ironic if the Bucs ended up with Wieters
Good luck Moskos.
Nice kid who was drafted WAY higher than he should have been and needed a fresh start. Hopefully his elbow holds up. With all of the back-end roster movement for the Pirates over the last few weeks and considering they released a relief pitcher off the 40-man just a few days later, this was a mistake move that accomplished nothing but erasing a big mistake by the Littlefield regime.
Coulda had Wieters…