Originally written on Pirates Prospects  |  Last updated 1/4/13
Last week the Pittsburgh Pirates designated Chad Beck for assignment to create space for the new additions in the Joel Hanrahan trade. Today the Pirates announced that Beck has been claimed off waivers by the Toronto Blue Jays. Toronto designated him for assignment earlier in the off-season, only for the Pirates to claim him. This is the second year in a row this has happened with Toronto. Last year they designated catcher Brian Jeroloman for assignment and the Pirates claimed him. Later in the off-season the Pirates DFAd Jeroloman and Toronto claimed him back.
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