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Phillies claim Dalier Hinojosa

Philadelphia claimed the reliever from the Red Sox after he was DFA'd

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While it's not a trade, the Phillies picked up a reliever today in an under the radar waiver claim.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Phillies claimed RHP Dalier Hinojosa off waivers from the Red Sox.</p>&mdash; Alex Speier (@alexspeier) <a href="">July 15, 2015</a></blockquote>

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Hinojosa doesn't have much name recognition as his big league career consists of just 1.2 innings, but his minor league totals suggest that he could still have a future with an MLB team.

In 103.2 innings at AAA for the Pawtucket Red Sox, Hinojosa struck out 104 batters, and combined for an ERA of 3.56. While a quick glance at his player bio would point to the fact that he's nothing more than organizational depth, as he's already 29 years old, there's much more to his career than meets the eye.

Hinojosa played for the Indios de Guantánamo of the Cuban National Series between 2005-2012, and competed in tournaments such as the World University Baseball Championship, the Pan American Games, the Baseball World Cup, and the Intercontinental Cup. Hinojosa defected from Cuba in February of 2013, and signed with the Red Sox later that year.

Boston seemingly gave up on Hinojosa fairly quickly, and now the Phillies will hope to reap the benefits. It's unclear where his career with Philadelphia will begin, but AAA seems likely until they get a better grasp of his skill set.