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Pirates Lose Three Players to Waiver Claims



The Pittsburgh Pirates lost three players on waiver claims Friday night — right-hander Miguel Yajure to the San Francisco Giants, catcher Ali Sanchez to the Arizona Diamondbacks and first baseman Lewin Diaz to the Baltimore Orioles.

Yajure, 24, made one start and 11 relief appearances for the Pirates last season. He had a 1-1 record, an 8.88 ERA, and a 1.93 WHIP with 16 strikeouts in 24.1 innings.

In 16 games (14 starts) at Triple-A Indianapolis, Yajure was 4-4 with a 6.09 ERA.

The Pirates acquired Yajure as part of a four-player package from the New York Yankees in 2021 in a trade for Jameson Taillon.


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Sanchez, 25, was claimed off waivers by the Pirates from the Detroit Tigers on Oct. 18. He spent the 2022 season at the Triple-A level with the St. Louis Cardinals’ Memphis and Tigers’ Toledo farm clubs, hitting .262/.354/.389 with six home runs in 74 games.

Diaz, 26, had just been claimed from the Miami Marlins on Nov. 22. In 58 games for the Marlins in 2022, he batted .169/.224/.288 with five homers.

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