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Pirates claim outfielder Troy Stokes Jr. off waivers

January 12, 2021

The Pirates have claimed outfielder Troy Stokes Jr. off waivers from the Detroit Tigers. The 24-year-old right-handed hitter missed the entire 2020 campaign after undergoing hand surgery in July. Originally selected by Milwaukee in the fourth round of the 2014 First-Year Player Draft, Stokes Jr. was claimed off waivers by

The Pirates have claimed outfielder Troy Stokes Jr. off waivers from the Detroit Tigers.

The 24-year-old right-handed hitter missed the entire 2020 campaign after undergoing hand surgery in July.

Originally selected by Milwaukee in the fourth round of the 2014 First-Year Player Draft, Stokes Jr. was claimed off waivers by Detroit on 9/3/19, after spending six seasons in the Milwaukee farm system. He does not have any Major League experience.

Stokes Jr. won a 2018 Rawlings Minor League Gold Glove award while playing with Double-A Biloxi. He was also named a Southern League mid-season All-Star in 2018 while finishing third among the league leaders in extra base hits (48) and tied for fourth in home runs (19).

To make room on the 40-man roster, LHP Nik Turley has been designated for assignment.