Just three day after the Pittsburgh Pirates claimed pitcher Sam Moll from the Oakland A's, they lost him on waiver to the Seattle Mariners. The Mariners announced today that they picked up the 25-year-old left-handed reliever off waivers. Moll made his big league debut this September for the A's and posted a 10.80 ERA over 6.2 innings and 11 appearances. That leaves the Pirates 40-man roster at 37 now....
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