Pirates claim Dean Anna off waivers, fill 40 man roster

Adam Hunger-USA TODAY Sports

The Pirates announced that they claimed Dean Anna off waivers from the New York Yankees and optioned him to Triple-A Indianapolis. The Pirates have now filled their 40 man roster.

Anna was on the Yankees' Opening Day roster and spent 12 games with the team. He batted .136 (3-for-22) before being optioned to Triple-A Wilkes Barre.

Last May, John Kochurov of the Hardball Times described Anna as the "most underrated player in all of professional baseball."

Anna is a lot like Mark DeRosa, another ultra-versatile player who put up high on-base percentages but didn't get a real major league opportunity until his mid-20s. Like DeRosa, Anna could end up with a long career in the big leagues, assuming someone gives him a chance.

Anna was drafted in the 26th round of the 2008 draft and batted .280/.380/.419 in 1975 minor league at bats. He has played everywhere on the field except catcher and center field.

The Yankees designated him for assignment on July 3rd to make room for Zelous Wheeler.

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join Bucs Dugout

You must be a member of Bucs Dugout to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Bucs Dugout. You should read them.

Join Bucs Dugout

You must be a member of Bucs Dugout to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Bucs Dugout. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_9351_tracker