Former Biscuits pitcher Evan Meek will be on the Pittsburgh Pirates' Opening Day roster, according to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette and Pittsburgh Tribune-Review.
Meek pitched for the Biscuits last season and was a Rule 5 draft pick of the Pirates in December. He has to stay on Pittsburgh's active roster all season, or on its major-league disabled list, or the Pirates have to offer him back to Tampa Bay.
The 24-year-old didn't allow a run in his last nine regular-season appearances last year, giving up just seven hits in 14 innings. Meek excelled in the Arizona Fall League, allowing three hits and one run in nine appearances.