Originally written on Raise the Jolly Roger!  |  Last updated 11/14/14
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The Pirates made two pretty head-scratching waiver claims today, adding pitcher Jeremy Hefner from San Diego and catcher Brian Jeroloman from Toronto. They also outrighted catcher Matt Pagnozzi (who they added late in the season for extra depth) to Indy – he can become a minor league free agent or accept a minor league offer from the Pirates.

Hefner is 25 and was the Padres’ 15th-ranked prospect going into the season, according to Baseball America. The 2007 fifth round pick has not pitched in the major leagues yet, and had a very rough season this year in AAA Tucson (4.98 ERA, 1.52 WHIP) after a promising AA campaign in 2010 (2.95, 1.24).

Jeroloman was called up to the majors on August 13th this year and remained there for the rest of the season, but never managed to enter a game. That’s, uh, impressive. He hit relatively well between AA and AAA in 2010, but had a poor year in AAA this season.

I’m not quite sure what Neal Huntington sees in these guys – I’d personally rather protect a few more prospects from the Rule 5 draft instead of making these waiver claims. The Bucs still haven’t announced which prospects will be added to the 40-man (which currently stands at 36). The deadline to do so is tonight.

Hefner photo: SD Dirk / Flickr.com

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