The Pittsburgh Pirates today claimed left-handed relief pitcher Hisanori Takahashi off waivers from the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim.
Takahashi posted a a 4.93 ERA, 1.17 WHIP and 41 strikeouts in 42 relief appearances this year for the Angels. He was scored upon once in his last seven appearances (5.2ip) with Los Angeles before being optioned to Triple-A Salt Lake on August 19.
The Pirates will make a corresponding move on the 25-man roster once Takahashi reports to Pittsburgh. The club's 40-man roster is now at 40....
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