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Pittsburgh Pirates claim Ka’ai Tom off waivers, DFA Anthony Alford

Apr 13, 2021; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA; Pittsburgh Pirates right fielder Anthony Alford (6) reacts after striking out to end the eighth inning against the San Diego Padres at PNC Park. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

The Pittsburgh Pirates on Wednesday claimed outfielder Ka’ai Tom off waivers from Oakland.

The A’s selected Tom in the Rule 5 Draft in December. He went 1-for-16 in nine games with the Athletics before being designated for assignment Monday.

The Pirates also recalled switch-hitting infielder Rodolfo Castro from their alternate training site.

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To make room on the active roster, the Pirates designated outfielder Anthony Alford for assignment. Alford went 2-for-24 with four walks in 11 games this season.

–Field Level Media