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Pirates claim Chaz Roe off waivers from Yankees

The 27-year-old was recently designated for assignment.

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The Pittsburgh Pirates have claimed right-hander Chaz Roe off waivers, per's transaction page. Roe had been designated for assignment by the New York Yankees on Sunday as a result of Masahiro Tanaka's return from the disabled list.

Joining the Pirates, Roe has now been a part of three organizations this year, beginning the season with the Miami Marlins before being acquired by the Yankees on August 31st. The 27-year-old Roe has made just three appearances in the majors this season, but had a 3.66 ERA, 10.1 K/9, and 3.0 BB/9 in 64 innings at Triple-A New Orleans. Roe spent a significant amount of time in the majors in 2013, making 21 appearances with the Arizona Diamondbacks, notching a 4.03 ERA, 9.7 K/9, and 5.2 BB/9

Roe will take the roster spot of right-hander Charlie Morton, who was placed on the 60-day DL with a sports hernia. Morton had a solid campaign with the Pirates this year, posting a 3.72 ERA, 3.72 FIP, and 1.3 WAR in 157.1 innings pitched.