Giants claim minor league journeyman pitcher

Giants claim minor league journeyman pitcher
April 2, 2013, 1:00 pm
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Hunter Strickland spent five minor league seasons with affiliates of the Pirates and Red Sox before joining the Giants. (USA TODAY IMAGES)

The Giants claimed pitcher Hunter Strickland off waivers from the Pittsburgh Pirates and optioned him to Single-A affiliate San Jose.

Strickland was on the Pirates' 40-man roster before being designated for assignment by the club on March 27.

The right-handed thrower has spent five seasons in the minor leagues and has yet to reach the Triple-A level. Last season, Strickland held a 4.46 ERA in 42 1/3 innings in Double-A and a 2.98 ERA with the Pirates High-A affiliate.

Strickland was drafted by the Boston Red Sox in the 18th round of the 2007 MLB Amateur Draft.

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