The Pirates have claimed Paul.
According to Jon Paul Morosi, the Pittsburgh Pirates have claimed outfielder Xavier Paul, who was recently designated for assignment by the Los Angeles Dodgers. Paul is a left handed hitting outfielder who is 5' 9", and 205 pounds.
In his 146 at-bat career with the Dodgers, he has a .233/.280/.329 line, which includes a 3-for-11 line this year. The 26 year old has a career .320/.380/.502 line in 787 at-bats in the hitter friendly Pacific Coast League.
Paul is out of options, which means he will have to be on the 25-man roster. It is likely that he will replace either John Bowker or Steve Pearce on the roster. Pearce would be the most likely candidate, since he is hitting .238/.304/.238 this season, and has an option remaining. Bowker...
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