The Pittsburgh Pirates today claimed infielder Tommy Field off waivers from the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim. The announcement was made by Pirates Senior Vice President, General Manager Neal Huntington. Field has been optioned to Triple-A Indianapolis.
The 27-year-old Field hit .285 (86-for-302) with 18 doubles, four triples, seven home runs, 33 RBI and 55 runs scored in 80 games with Triple-A Salt Lake this season before being designated for assignment on Thursday.
Last year Field saw action in 26 games with the Angels in five different stints with the big league club. He also hit .303 with Salt Lake, which established a career-high at the minor league level.
Field was originally selected by Colorado in the 24th round of the 2008 First-Year Player Draft and made his big league debut with the Rockies in 2011. Since breaking into the big leagues, he has a career average of .224 (17-for-76) with three RBI and eight runs scored in 33 games between Colorado (2011-12) and the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim (2013).
Pittsburgh's roster now stands at 40 players.