The Pittsburgh Pirates have claimed left-handed pitcher Buddy Boshers from the Houston Astros. The 30-year-old Boshers has 100 Major League games in his career, last pitching for the 2017 Minnesota Twins. In Triple-A Fresno this season, he has a 3.18 ERA in 51 innings over 41 appearances, with 55 strikeouts, a 1.24 WHP and a 1.16 GO/AO ratio. He has been assigned to Indianapolis.

Boshers has appeared in the majors in 2013 with the Los Angeles Angels and 2016-17 with the Twins, getting a long look each season. In those three seasons combined, he has a 4.59 ERA in 86.1 innings over 100 appearances, with 78 strikeouts and a 1.27 WHIP. He held lefties to a .245/.277/.344 slash line over that time, while right-handed batters put up a .793 OPS against him. This season in Triple-A, noting that...

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