Pirates claim Claggett


Today, the Pirates claimed right-hander Anthony Claggett off waivers from the New York Yankees. To make room on the 40-man roster, Jose Ascanio was transferred to the 60-day disabled list.

Claggett, 25, went 7-7 with a 3.07 ERA in 39 games (five starts) for Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre. He also made two appearances for the Yankees. Claggett was the Detroit Tigers’ 11th-round draft pick in 2005. He was traded to New York in 2006 as part of a deal for Gary Sheffield.