Pirates claim Dean Anna off waivers from Yankees

Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

The versatile infielder heads to Pittsburgh after being designated for assignment.

The Pirates have claimed infielder Dean Anna off waivers from the Yankees, according to a baseball source. Anna, who was recently designated for assignment, will report to Triple-A Indianapolis.

Anna confirmed the news on his personal twitter account:

Anna, 27, broke into the majors for the first time this season, notching three hits (including a homer) in 22 at-bats with the Yankees. He played shortstop, second base and even pitched during twelve major league games with the team, and hit .192 in 36 games at Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes Barre.

Anna will provide infield depth for the Pirates at Triple-A, and will be valued primarily for his defensive versatility. In parts of seven minor league seasons in the Padres and Yankees' organizations, he is a lifetime .280 hitter with 41 HR and 262 RBI while making only 82 errors.

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