Pirates Claim Bobby LaFromboise, Designate Field

The Pirates have announced that they’ve claimed pitcher Bobby LaFromboise from the Padres. San Diego designated the lefty for assignment last week. To make space on their 40-man roster, the Pirates designated infielder Tommy Field for assignment.

LaFromboise has spent the 2014 season in the bullpen at Triple-A El Paso, posting a 4.75 ERA with 7.6 K/9 and 3.6 BB/9 in 53 innings. The 27-year-old pitched 10 2/3 innings for the Mariners last season, striking out 11 batters and walking four while allowing eight runs, seven earned. The Padres claimed him in April.

The Pirates claimed Field from the Angels two weeks ago. He’s hit .289/.359/.452 at the Triple-A level in 2014 while playing second base, shortstop and third base.

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4 Comments on "Pirates Claim Bobby LaFromboise, Designate Field"

connfyoozed .
1 year 7 days ago

Pirates continue an interesting cycle this year of claiming and designating a succession of 27 or 28 year old depth guys, none of whom have helped the big club yet.

Dave Pierce
1 year 7 days ago

I honestly think it’s to stock AAA with depth so they have enough players down there for when MLB rosters expand.

alan morris
1 year 6 days ago

Have you looked at this Tommy field. His batting and defense is way over the other 2 forty man infielders .why woulndt they cut one of those dudes first.

Ralphie Stefano
1 year 14 hours ago

$ could be a reason, if u know anything about mlb , then you know performance and numbers isn’t all they look at when.making these decisions .