The Pittsburgh Pirates announced that infielder Dean Anna has cleared waivers and he was outrighted to the Indianapolis Indians. Anna was removed from the 40-man roster to make room for Jayson Nix, who was picked up on Sunday. Anna was playing for Indianapolis at the time, where he was hitting .186/.368/.302 in 19 games since the Pirates picked him up on waivers from the Yankees in early July....
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