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Bucs Claim Phil Dumatrait

Yesterday the Bucs made a pair of moves, outrighting 10th string catcher Carlos Maldonado to the minors and acquiring starting pitcher Phil Dumatrait off waivers from the Reds.

Dumatrait is a 26 year old lefty who is a former first round draft pick of the Boston Red Sox.  You may remember him from his work this season when, during the first inning against the Brewers, he gave up back-to-back-to-back homers to Rickie Weeks, J. J. Hardy, and Ryan Braun.  Rotoworld seems to think that if he adjusts his arm angle he may be an effective reliever, but not much more.

Here are Dumatrait's statistics. As with the Kevin Thompson move, this is mostly just replacing a really bad journeyman player with one who's only slightly better. Dumatrait has never been used as a reliever and might have some smidgen of upside in that role, but given his minor league stats, I wouldn't bet on it. - Charlie

This is a FanPost and does not necessarily reflect the views of the managing editor (Charlie) or SB Nation. FanPosts are written by Bucs Dugout readers.

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