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Pirates release left-handed reliever Joe Beimel

Aug 30, 2011, 2:22 PM EDT

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As expected, Joe Beimel cleared waivers after being designated for assignment last week and the Pirates released him.

Beimel hasn’t pitched well this season, but posted an ERA below 4.00 every year from 2005 to 2010 and could be a potential fit as a second left-hander in a contender’s bullpen.

Pittsburgh ate the remainder of his $1.75 million contract, so now Beimel is available for a prorated share of the minimum salary.

  1. philsgamer - Aug 30, 2011 at 3:09 PM

    Phils could use another lefty in the pen. I was extremely uneasy with Stutes having to be left in there last night against Votto since Bastardo had already been used.

    Zagurski has done nothing in my eyes that would make me feel comfortable with him out there in a pressure situation.

    • FC - Aug 30, 2011 at 4:44 PM

      Have you checked this guy’s stats? He can’t get righties OR lefties out. Sure he was walked them list but opp avg is .300+ I’d rather take a chance on Zagurski.

  2. dannomac21 - Aug 30, 2011 at 4:55 PM

    joe beimel, welcome tok milwaukee.

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