The Pirates have claimed catcher Ali Solis off of waivers from the Padres, according to Rob Biertempfel of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review (via Twitter). Catcher Eric Fryer and first baseman Jeff Clement were designated for assignment to make room for Solis and right-hander Chad Beck to make room on the 40-man roster.
Solis, 25, spent the year in Double-A San Antonio, posting a slash line of .283/.307/.419 with six homers in 87 games. The catcher also saw his first big league action in September, appearing in five games for the Padres.
Fryer, 27, owns a .204/.291/.275 slash line across two Triple-A seasons Clement, 29, spent 23 games on the varsity squad and hit .276/.340/.486 in 112 Triple-A games this year.