Blue Jays claim RHP Beck from Pirates

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Associated Press

Posted on January 7, 2013 at 5:03 PM

TORONTO (AP) — The Blue Jays have claimed pitcher Chad Beck off waivers from the Pittsburgh Pirates, bringing the right-hander back to Toronto.

The 27-year-old Beck returns to Toronto after being claimed by the Pittsburgh Pirates at the end of last season. He appeared in 14 games for the Blue Jays in 2012, posting a 6.32 earned-run average. In 43 games with triple-A Las Vegas, Beck recorded 18 saves, fourth in the Pacific Coast League, along with a 2-0 record and a 1.31 ERA.

The Blue Jays now have 40 players on their 40-man roster.

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