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Pitcher Anthony Claggett acquired from St. Paul Saints to finish season

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With the Revolution roster two short at 23, extra pitching help has been signed to get to the end of the season on September 15.  With their season having concluded, the St. Paul Saints of the American Association have loaned York right-handed pitcher Anthony Claggett.  Claggett, 29, will start for the Revolution sometime during the final home series against Bridgeport September 6-9, and once more during the season-ending road trip in Sugar Land.

Officially, York acquired Claggett from St. Paul for future considerations.  Whether this short time with the Revs could turn into a roster spot for next season remains to be seen.

Claggett went 9-6 with a 3.11 ERA in 21 starts for St. Paul in 142 innings, his second season with that club.  Primarily a reliever until this season, Claggett is a veteran of 321 minor league games in nine seasons, with 55 starts.  He owns a career record of 51-38 with a solid 3.67 ERA in those games, and also has 41 career saves.  After being drafted by the Detroit Tigers in 2005, Claggett was with that organization through the 2007 season before joining the Yankees in 2008.  He would make his Major League debut in New York in 2009, appearing in one game out of the Yankees’ bullpen.  He would go on to appear in two more MLB games that season out of the Pittsburgh Pirates’ bullpen, before spending the 2010 and 2011 seasons at Triple-A Indianapolis and Double-A Altoona with Pittsburgh.

With just 12 games remaining in 2013 upon Claggett’s arrival, the Revolution may or may not fill the 25th spot on the roster.

-Paul Braverman

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