The #Pirates have claimed off waivers RHP Chad Beck from Toronto & catcher Ali Solis from San Diego.— Pittsburgh Pirates (@Pirates) October 25, 2012
Beck, 27, made twenty-seven relief appearances for the Blue Jays over the past two seasons, posting a 5.50 ERA, 6.0 K/9 and 2.5 BB/9 in eighteen innings of work. All but three of the right-hander's big league appearances came this season, with Beck making short midseason and September stints with the club.
Solis, 25, got his first cup of coffee with the Padres this season, going hitless in four plate appearances. The righty-hitting backstop spent the 2012 season at Double-A San Antonio, where he hit .283/.307/.419 with six home runs in eighty-seven games.