The Pirates have claimed righty Brady Dragmire off waivers from the Rangers, per a club announcement. Texas had only recently nabbed Dragmire from Pittsburgh before designating him, so this move reverses that process.
The Bucs had acquired Dragmire for cash from the Blue Jays right at season’s end, but evidently found it hard to keep a 40-man spot clear for him. Whether the team can do so this time around, or manage to get him through waivers, remains to be seen. The 23-year-old induces groundballs at a prodigious rate, which helps explain the appeal despite otherwise less-than-exciting minor-league numbers.