Saturday, July 5, 2014

The Pittsburgh Pirates claimed infielder Dean Anna off waivers today, the former Yankees infielder announced on Twitter. Anna was designated for assignment this past week while in Triple-A Scranton. He'll join the Pirates' Triple-A squad in Indy.

Anna made his big league debut this season after working hard enough to make the Yankees' Opening Day roster. He was acquired by the Yanks during the offseason in a trade with the San Diego Padres.

Anna, 27, was known mainly for his bat after hitting over .300 in the Padres' minor league system last season, but only collected three hits in 22 major league at-bats for the Yankees this season, including a go-ahead homerun in a game against the Boston Red Sox in April.

A versatile infielder that can anywhere around the infield, Anna was sent down to Triple-A near the end of April, where he struggled to get going, hitting .192 in 36 games.

See ya, Dean. We'll always have that time you pitched against the Rays in Tampa.


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