The Pittsburgh Pirates have claimed left-handed pitcher Bobby LaFromboise ("lah-frahm-BOYCE") off waivers from the San Diego Padres, according to a team press release. They have designated Tommy Field for assignment to make room on the 40-man roster.
LaFromboise has 10.2 career innings in the majors, all coming with Seattle last year at the age of 27. In that time he had a 5.91 ERA, a 9.3 K/9, and a 3.4 BB/9. He was selected off waivers by San Diego from Seattle earlier this year. In 53 innings at the Triple-A level, LaFromboise has a 4.75 ERA, a 7.6 K/9, and a 3.6 BB/9. He mostly works off deception, with a fastball that tops out in the low 90s, but usually sits in the upper 80s. He's a sidearm pitcher who gets a lot of movement on the fastball, and works a lot with his off-speed stuff...
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