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Roster move

The Pittsburgh Pirates today claimed right-handed pitcher Shane Carle (pronounced Carl) off waivers from the Colorado Rockies.

Carle was originally selected by Pittsburgh in the 10th round of the 2013 First-Year Player Draft before being traded to Colorado on November 11, 2014, in exchange for pitcher Rob Scahill.

The Pittsburgh Pirates today claimed right-handed pitcher Shane Carle (pronounced Carl) off waivers from the Colorado Rockies.

Carle was originally selected by Pittsburgh in the 10th round of the 2013 First-Year Player Draft before being traded to Colorado on November 11, 2014, in exchange for pitcher Rob Scahill.

The 26-year-old Carle has gone 27-29 with two saves, three complete games, two shutouts, a 4.10 ERA (527.1ip/240er) and 367 strikeouts in 131 appearances (76 starts) during his minor league career.

Carle spent a majority of the 2017 season with Triple-A Albuquerque, where he went 3-5 with one save, a 5.37 ERA (62.0ip/37er) and 50 strikeouts in 36 appearances (three starts).

He made his Major League debut on April 14 at San Francisco and pitched a scoreless eighth inning before being optioned back to Triple-A on April 16.

Carle was recalled a second time by the Rockies on September 5 and he made two more big league appearances during the final month of the season.

To make room for Carle on the 40-man roster, the Pirates have designated right-handed pitcher Johnny Barbato for assignment.

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