Diamondbacks release Anthony Meo

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Before the game on Saturday night the Diamondbacks released former Coastal Carolina star Anthony Meo. The right-hander was the club’s second round draft pick in 2011. Meo’s release was for many reasons. General Manager Kevin Towers said that Meo’s velocity was down from the mid 90’s to the 86-88 mph range. He was also struggling with his command, and he had problems staying healthy. All of those things dont combine for a good result for the young pitcher. In 2013 with Double A Mobile he made 8 starts and was 0-4 with a 6.37 era. Talking to azcentral.com, Towers said that the Dbacks had to many pitchers ahead of him and he wouldn’t be able to get innings with the organization: “We felt there were probably a lot of people in front of him and there probably wasn’t a spot for him to get the innings he probably needed.” Despite trading the likes of Tyler Skaggs, Trevor Bauer, and Jarrod Parker, the Dbacks have plenty of pitching depth in the minors. Guys like Andrew Chafin, Archie Bradley, Brandon Shipley, and Chase Anderson all could be apart of the rotation for the future, and simply put there wasn’t room for Meo. Of course we wish Meo the best of luck as he tries to find another organization to pitch for.

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