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Former Pirate Moskos Returns to Lancaster

Barnstormers also sign catcher Clark


(Lancaster, Pa., April 4, 2017) - Daniel Moskos, the Pittsburgh Pirates’ first round draft choice in 2007, has signed a 2017 contract with the Lancaster Barnstormers, it was announced today by manager Ross Peeples.

In addition, the Barnstormers have inked catcher Tyler Clark to a 2017 contract.

Moskos, who played in Pittsburgh in 2011, had a huge part in Lancaster’s dominant second half bullpen during the 2015 season. The left-hander appeared in 16 games, including two starts, down the stretch of the ’15 campaign. He went 2-0 with a 3.04 ERA in 23.2 innings of work.

The South Carolina native was the fourth player drafted in 2007, coming out of Clemson University. Moskos won 11 games as a starter for Class AA Altoona in 2009, then saved 21 as a closer the following year. He made his Major League debut on April 30, 2011 at Colorado working a scoreless inning to start a streak of 10 consecutive appearances without allowing an earned run at the beginning of his career.

In the process, Moskos recorded his only Major League win, a 2-1 extra-inning decision over Philadelphia on June 3 of that season.

He finished the year with a 1-1 mark and 2.96 ERA in 31 overall appearances in the big leagues. In 2013-14, Moskos pitched in Class AAA with the Chicago White Sox and Los Angeles Dodgers organizations. Following his time with the Barnstormers, the left-hander was signed by the San Diego Padres and went 5-2 with a 3.39 ERA at Class AAA El Paso last season.

“Moskos is a great addition to this team,” said Peeples. “He brings us a very solid lefty out of our bullpen that we will be relying on.”

Clark, a Connecticut native signed with the Arizona Diamondbacks in 2014 and spent the season in their organization, batting .265 with a homer and eight RBI over four different levels. He went to Windy City of the Frontier League in 2015.

Last year, the right-handed hitting catcher appeared in one game with Rockland of the CanAm Association, stroking a triple in one of his two at bats.

“Clark is a guy that (pitching coach) Scott Patterson found in Florida,” Peeples added. “I have heard he is a good catch and throw guy, and he will be given the chance to be our backup catcher here.”

About the Lancaster Barnstormers

The Lancaster Barnstormers are entering their 13th season as a member of the Atlantic League of Professional Baseball. Home games are played at Clipper Magazine Stadium in downtown Lancaster, Pennsylvania. Please call 717.509.HITS (4487) or visit www.lancasterbarnstormers.com for more information.

About the Atlantic League of Professional Baseball (ALPB)

The Atlantic League has been a leader in professional baseball and a gateway to Major League Baseball since 1998. Over 36 million fans have attended Atlantic League games and more than 800 players and 50 managers and coaches have joined MLB organizations directly from the ALPB. The Atlantic League emphasizes winning baseball games, showcasing the talent of top-caliber players and offering affordable family entertainment to metropolitan markets serving nearly 15% of the US population.

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