WTM just noticed that the Pirates now list Evan Meek on their 40-man roster, even though there hasn't been an announcement about it. Meek needed to be protected to avoid being selected (again) in the Rule 5 draft. Most of us know him from his awful showing with the Bucs earlier this year, but after being sent down and then re-acquired from the Rays, he pitched quite well in the minors. He's also been fairly good in a small sample for Mazatlan in the Mexican Winter League. He's worthy of a roster spot and might well get selected again if left unprotected.