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Pirates claim Dean Anna off waivers

Jul 5, 2014, 11:55 PM EDT

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The Pirates have claimed infielder Dean Anna off of waivers from the Yankees, Jon Heyman of CBS Sports reports. The Yankees had designated Anna for assignment on Thursday.

Anna, 27, made his major league debut on April 4 and stuck with the Yankees through April 22 before he was optioned back to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre. In 25 plate appearances, Anna posted a .518 OPS with one home run and three runs batted in. His numbers are similarly underwhelming at Triple-A this season, but he performed well last season as part of the Padres organization, posting an .892 OPS with a league-leading .331 average.

  1. pisano - Jul 6, 2014 at 12:50 AM

    The Yankees have enough guys that can’t hit the ball, so cutting him ( Anna ) loose is no harm done.

  2. aresachaela - Jul 6, 2014 at 1:04 AM

    Why why why why!?

  3. yungslimdaballa - Jul 6, 2014 at 2:16 AM

    ah think if he get his swing bak ta form he can help da pirates make a run at da championship

    • kc114 - Jul 6, 2014 at 3:29 AM

      What?

      • yungslimdaballa - Jul 6, 2014 at 3:38 AM

        ah said ah think da pirates made a good sinin. dis guy cud pay off in da long run

    • gloccamorra - Jul 6, 2014 at 1:55 PM

      The knock on Dean Anna is that he plays 2b like a DH. If he ain’t got that swing, the Pirates got no-thing.

  4. kiwicricket - Jul 6, 2014 at 4:54 AM

    The Yanks were correct not to trust a guy with two first names

    • deepstblu - Jul 6, 2014 at 10:26 AM

      The Yankees got some production out of a guy with a woman’s name for a last name before, but it was like ninety years ago, people may not know that now.

  5. 1998yanks - Jul 6, 2014 at 10:02 AM

    I would trust Hank Aaron.

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