Rob Biertempfel reports that C Wyatt Toregas has cleared waivers and will be outrighted back to AAA-Indianapolis. Toregas was designated for assignment to make room for Mike McKenry on the 25 and 40 man rosters. Toregas, 28, collected just 4 AB for the Pirates after Chris Snyder was placed on the disabled list last week.
David Todd from Extra Innings reports that reliever Jose Ascanio has cleared waivers and has been outrighted to AAA-Indianapolis. Ascanio, 26, pitched in 8 games for the Pirates this season and had a 7.11 ERA over 6.1 innings. It was Ascanio’s first stint in the big leagues after being on the disabled list since late
Dejan Kovacevic is reporting that sources say the Pirates have acquired Boston Red Sox catcher Mike McKenry. McKenry, 26, was acquired by the Red Sox from the Rockies this spring and is currently hitting .280/.370/.430 in 28 games with AAA-Pawtucket. He was the Rockies’ 7th round pick in 2006 and has a career .811 OPS