Evan Meek RP TEX Dec 06 '12
Rangers signed RHP Evan Meek to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training.
Meek was once considered a reliable setup man, but he's dealt with shoulder issues for going on two years and may never bounce back to his old form. The 29-year-old right-hander posted a 6.75 ERA in 12 innings this past season for Pittsburgh. He will be competing for a spot in the Rangers' bullpen during spring training.
Evan Meek RP TEX Sep 17 '12
Pirates sent RHP Evan Meek outright to Triple-A Indianapolis.
Meek was designated for assignment last Monday and surprisingly drew no claims on waivers. The 29-year-old has battled shoulder issues for the past couple seasons but was once regarded as a top setup man and potential closer.
Evan Meek RP TEX Sep 10 '12
Pirates designated RHP Evan Meek for assignment.
Meek was once considered a top setup man, but he's thrown just 32 2/3 innings since the start of the 2012 season because of shoulder injuries and hasn't been all that effective when healthy. The 29-year-old right-hander could draw mild interest on waivers.
Evan Meek RP TEX May 16 '12
Pirates recall RHP Evan Meek from Triple-A Indianapolis.
The Pirates have swapped one disappointment for another, basically. Meek was demoted late last month after posting a 5.59 ERA and 6/1 K/BB ratio over 9 2/3 innings, but he at least showed some signs of life in the minors by tossing six scoreless innings. Look for him to be eased back into action in low-leverage situations before being trusted in the late innings again.
Evan Meek RP TEX Mar 04 '12
Evan Meek was tagged for four runs -- three earned -- in two-thirds of an inning by the Blue Jays on Sunday.
The Pirates are hoping Meek bounces back from last year's shoulder problems to take over as their eighth-inning guy in front of Joel Hanrahan, but this isn't the most promising of starts. He allowed three hits, walked two and struck out none.
Evan Meek RP TEX Jan 17 '12
The Pirates and RHP Evan Meek avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $875,000 contract.
Meek was arbitration-eligible for the first time this winter. The 28-year-old right-hander was limited to just 24 relief appearances last season due to a shoulder injury, posting a 3.48 ERA and 17/12 K/BB ratio across 20 2/3 innings. He'll function as a set-up man for closer Joel Hanrahan in 2012.