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Jays lose reliever Beck on waivers to Pirates

Toronto Blue Jays pitcher Chad Beck stands on the mound after giving up a two-run home run to Washington Nationals batter Adam LaRoche (L) during the third inning of their interleague baseball game in Toronto June 11, 2012.

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The Blue Jays lost right-handed reliever Chad Beck on Thursday after he was claimed off waivers by the Pittsburgh Pirates.

The 27-year-old was designated for assignment by the Blue Jays on Monday to make room on the 40-man roster for catcher Bobby Wilson, who was claimed off waivers from the Los Angeles Angels.

In 14 relief appearances with the Blue Jays this past season, Beck had a 6.32 earned run average over 15.2 innings pitched with nine strikeouts and five walks.

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