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Tigers claim Johnny Barbato off waivers

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Obviously miffed at being left out of the Gerrit Cole trade rumors, the Detroit Tigers have gotten revenge by claiming right-handed reliever Johnny Barbato off waivers from the Pirates. The Pirates had designated Barbato for assignment when they claimed Shane Carle from Colorado.

According to the rules of Double Draw Dragmire, the Pirates must now claim a reliever of equal or lesser value from some team other than the Tigers or Rockies. We’ll have more as the story develops.