PITTSBURGH, Pa. -- The Pittsburgh Pirates activated Hisanori Takahashi on Sunday afternoon and placed Chad Qualls on the 15-day disabled list retro to Saturday, August 25 with irritation of his left big toe.

Takahashi was claimed off waivers from the Los Angeles Angels on Friday and reported to Pittsburgh last night after the game. He's posted a 4.93 ERA over 42 appearances this season....

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