Pirates claim pitcher, catcher on waivers
The Pirates today made two waiver claims, taking right-hander Jeremy Hefner from the San Diego Padres and catcher Brian Jeroloman from the Toronto Blue Jays. Catcher Tom Pagnozzi, who was claimed off waviers in September, was outrighted to Triple-A Indianapolis.
Hefner, 25, this year went 9-7 with a 4.98 ERA for Triple-A Tuscon. He racked up 120 strikeouts in 28 starts. Jeroloman, 26, played this year at Triple-A Las Vegas and hit .240 with 26 RBI in 79 games.
The Pirates have 36 players on their 40-man roster, but are not done making moves. Today is the deadline for teams to decide which of the club's 46 eligible minor leaguers will go on the 40-man roster in order to protect them from the Rule 5 draft. General manager Neal Huntington could clear 40-man spots by cutting arbitration-eligible players who would be non-tendered anyway — Jose Veras, Ross Ohlendorf and Garrett Jones are possibilities.
Also today, former Pirates catcher Ryan Doumit reportedly signed a one-year, $3-million deal with the Minnesota Twins. Last week, Doumit turned down a one-year offer for about the same money from the Dodgers. Last night, ex-Pirates infielder Brandon Wood signed with the Colorado Rockies.
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