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Daniel Moskos Claimed By Chicago White Sox

The Chicago White Sox have claimed reliever Daniel Moskos off waivers from the Pirates.

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Normally, this would be an insignificant move, since Moskos is barely functional as a second bullpen lefty. But for Pirates fans, Moskos' departure is a symbol of organizational change. Former general manager Dave Littlefield selected Moskos with the No. 4 overall pick in the 2012 draft, even though the Pirates had about a thousand needs more pressing than lefty relief and top catching talent Matt Wieters was still on the board. Moskos, through no fault of his own, became a lightning rod of criticism.

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Moskos made his way through the minor leagues mostly without distinction, although he had a nice run with Class AA Altoona in 2010. I'm a little surprised that another team claimed him; the statistics aren't there, and his stuff isn't particularly impressive either.

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