Nationals claim Twins’ Opening Day shortstop off waivers

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It’s not often you see a team’s Opening Day shortstop get claimed off regular, non-revocable waivers in mid-September, but the Twins just lost Pedro Florimon to the Nationals on the waiver wire.

Of course, Florimon lost Minnesota’s shortstop job in April and has spent most of the season at Triple-A, where he hit just .257 with a .717 OPS in 85 games.

Florimon is not a starting-caliber shortstop because he can’t hit, but his defense is good enough to make him a decent utility man at age 27.