The Pittsburgh Pirates have claimed pitcher Chaz Roe off waivers from the New York Yankees and they have placed Charlie Morton on the 60-day disabled list to make roster space. Roe is a 27-year-old right-hander, who pitched three games in relief for the Yankees this season, allowing three runs on three hits and three walks with four strikeouts in two innings.
He pitched for the Diamondbacks in 2013, posting a 4.03 ERA in 22.1 innings, with 24 strikeouts. Roe was a first round draft pick of the Colorado Rockies in 2005 out of high school. He pitched nine seasons in the minors before making his pro debut last year. Roe is a fastball/slider pitcher with a 1.87 career GO/AO ratio in the minors.