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.

Top MLB Public Bets

#1 957 Miami Marlins  97%
#4 960 Colorado Rockies  94%
#5 968 Tampa Bay Rays  90%
#6 980 New York Mets  88%
#7 975 Boston Red Sox  84%
#9 965 Houston Astros  73%
#10 955 Milwaukee Brewers  69%

MLB Top Stories

Thumbnail Cardinals vs. Cubs Prediction Will the Cardinals pull off another upset versus the Cubs this afternoon when the two teams meet at 4:05PM ET at Wrigley?
Thumbnail Padres vs. Giants Prediction Will the Padres pull off yet another upset tonight when they visit the Giants at 10:15PM ET?
Thumbnail Yankees vs. Mariners Pick Can the Seattle Mariners avoid another loss at home to the New York Yankees when the two meet up again...
Thumbnail Nationals vs. D-Backs Prediction Will Max Scherzer and the Nationals take down the Diamondbacks when the teams meet tonight at 9:40PM ET?
Thumbnail Red Sox vs. Angels Prediction Will the Red Sox and Angels play under the betting total tonight when the teams meet at 10:07PM ET?

MLB Team Pages