|Pirates claim 1B/C Phelps off waivers from Yankees|
|Written by Admin|
|Friday, 22 June 2007 09:52|
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.