Bucs claim RHP Hayden Penn
The Pirates have claimed right-hander Hayden Penn off waivers from the Marlins. The Pirates have not yet announced a corresponding move to clear a spot on the 40-man roster for Penn. That announcement is expected soon.
In 30 Major League appearances (15 starts), Penn has an 8.89 ERA. He struck out 53 and walked 54 in 80 total innings. He appeared in another 14 Triple-A games last year and went 2-4 with a 4.11 ERA in 70 innings.
Penn, 25, was a former fifth-round draft pick by the Orioles in 2002.
On a side note (and possibly a very related one)… Outfielder Brandon Moss started jogging from the Pirates’ dugout and back into the clubhouse minutes after the Pirates’ press release came through. Moss is out of options and not guaranteed to make the club. This could mean the Pirates are going to take him off. Then again, it could be coincidence.
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