ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) -The Pittsburgh Pirates claimed first baseman-catcher Josh Phelps off waivers from the New York Yankees on Friday.
Phelps was expected to join the Pirates on Saturday for their game against the Los Angeles Angels.
The 29-year-old Phelps was designated for assignment by the Yankees on Tuesday. He hit .263 with two home runs and 12 RBIs in 36 games for New York.
Phelps is a career .268 hitter with 59 homers and 224 RBIs with Toronto, Cleveland, Tampa Bay and the Yankees. He batted .309 in part-time duty with the Blue Jays in 2002 and hit 20 home runs the next year.
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