Newbie GM, Neal Huntington announced on Monday the Pirates claimed ex-Yank farmhand Kevin Thompson off waivers from the Athletics.
The Yankees DFA'd Thompson on Aug 31 to make room for Doug Mientkiewicz from the DL. He was Claimed by the A's on Sept. 7 appearing in 9 games.
Thompson is a 28-year-old right-handed-hitting outfielder who played his entire professional career in the Yankees organization. After being drafted in the 31st round of the 1999 First-Year Player Draft.
Thompson has a .215 batting average in 65 Major League at-bats, with one home run, nine RBIs and two stolen bases. He also has struck out 22 times.