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Bucs claim R. Cabrera off waivers from Detroit

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DETROIT -- As the series between the Pirates and Tigers shifted to Detroit on Wednesday, catcher Ramon Cabrera took the opposite trajectory -- from the Tigers' organization to Pittsburgh's.

The Pirates claimed Cabrera off waivers then optioned him to Double-A Altoona. He had been hitting .277 with 47 RBIs in 107 games with Double-A Erie this season.

In order to clear room for Cabrera, who was traded from Pittsburgh to Detroit earlier in his career, the club designated right-hander Wirfin Obispo for assignment.

Matt Slovin is an associate reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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