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Pirates claim Boshers, option him to Triple-A

Reliever has a 3.18 ERA in Minors this year; IF/OF Bostick DFA'd
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DENVER -- A day after picking up infielder Adeiny Hechavarria in a trade with the Rays, the Pirates claimed left-handed pitcher Buddy Boshers off waivers from the Astros. Boshers was optioned to Triple-A Indianapolis. He is just the third active left-handed pitcher on the Pirates' 40-man roster.

Boshers, 30, went 2-1 with four saves, a 3.18 ERA, 55 strikeouts and 15 walks in 41 appearances this season with Triple-A Fresno. Entering play Tuesday, he is second among Pacific Coast League relievers in fewest walks per nine innings (2.29) and fifth in fewest baserunners per nine innings (11.29). He also limited right-handed hitters to a .204 batting average against (21-for-103).

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DENVER -- A day after picking up infielder Adeiny Hechavarria in a trade with the Rays, the Pirates claimed left-handed pitcher Buddy Boshers off waivers from the Astros. Boshers was optioned to Triple-A Indianapolis. He is just the third active left-handed pitcher on the Pirates' 40-man roster.

Boshers, 30, went 2-1 with four saves, a 3.18 ERA, 55 strikeouts and 15 walks in 41 appearances this season with Triple-A Fresno. Entering play Tuesday, he is second among Pacific Coast League relievers in fewest walks per nine innings (2.29) and fifth in fewest baserunners per nine innings (11.29). He also limited right-handed hitters to a .204 batting average against (21-for-103).

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Boshers has not played on the Major League level this season, but he has made 100 appearances for the Angles (2013) and Twins (2016-17), posting a 3-0 record with a 4.59 ERA. He made a career-high 38 appearances for the Twins last season.

Infielder/outfielder Christopher Bostick was designated for assignment to make room for Boshers on the 40-man roster.

Hechavarria landed in Colorado less than two hours before the 6:40 p.m. MT start Tuesday, and was added to the 25-man roster in time for the game. In a corresponding move, infielder Sean Rodriguez went on the 10-day disabled list with a left abdominal strain.

Rodriguez had one hit in his last 20 at bats and was 7-for-30 (.233) with two homers in 10 games since coming off the DL on July 20 after a right quad strain.

Owen Perkins is a contributor to MLB.com based in Denver.

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