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Pirates claim lefty reliever Sam Moll off waivers from A's

| Monday, Nov. 27, 2017, 2:21 p.m.

Shuffling their bullpen options, the Pirates claimed left-handed reliever Sam Moll off waivers and released righty Angel Sanchez. The team did not announce Sanchez's departure; it was listed on its online transactions page.

Moll, 25, made his big league debut this past season with the Oakland A's. He made 11 outings (6 23 innings) and put up a 10.80 ERA, a 2.40 WHIP and averaged 9.5 strikeouts per nine innings.

The Colorado Rockies' third-round pick in 2013, Moll has made 168 appearances over five seasons in the minors. He went 9-10 with a 3.62 ERA, a 1.28 WHIP and 8.5 K/9.

Sanchez, 28, made his big league debut in August and ended the season with an 8.76 ERA over eight outings. He served up five home runs in 12 13 innings.

The Pirates have two open spots on their 40-man roster.

Rob Biertempfel is a Tribune-Review staff writer. Reach him at or via Twitter @BiertempfelTrib.

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