Pirates Claim Josh Wall Off Waivers From Angels

The Pirates have claimed righty Josh Wall off waivers from the Angels, tweets Angels communications director Eric Kay.

Wall, 27, made only two appearances for the Halos this year, allowing six earned runs in just one inning of work. He has minimal previous MLB experience with the Dodgers, who included him with right-handers Steve Ames and Angel Sanchez last season as part of a trade package to acquire Ricky Nolasco from the Marlins (the real benefit for Miami, of course, was shedding Nolasco’s remaining $6MM or so in salary). The Halos claimed Wall in October after he was removed from the Marlins’ 40-man roster in some end-of-season maintenance.

Working at Triple-A over recent campaigns, Wall has consistently posted earned run averages in the mid-4.00 range, striking out better than eight batters and issuing around four free passes per nine. He continued that trend at Triple-A Salt Lake this season, fanning 11 and walking five en route to a 4.22 ERA in 10 2/3 innings of work.

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