The Pirates claim Josh Lindblom from the Athletics


In a move that has shaken the foundations of the Winter Meetings and caused hundreds of writers to cancel their lunch plans, the Pirates have claimed righty Josh Lindblom from the Athletics.

Lindblom was DFA’d by the A’s at the end of November. He’s 27 and joined the A’s last December in the Craig Gentry deal. He made only one start at the big league level for the A’s, allowing two runs in 4 2/3 innings. In 84 innings over 16 starts and one relief appearance with Triple-A Sacramento, he posted a 5.79 ERA with a 60/26 K/BB ratio.

Take a moment to remember where you were when you heard that Lindblom was claimed by Pittsburgh. You’ll want to tell your grandkids about it someday.