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Pirates To Announce Signing Of LHP Beimel

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PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – The Pittsburgh Pirates will announce the signing of pitcher Joe Beimel today, according to Denver Post reporter Troy Renck.

Beimel, 33, is a lefty specialist and has spent 10 seasons in the major leagues. He has played with the Dodgers, Rockies, Twins, Rays and Nationals.

Beimel, from St. Mary’s, Pa., pitched for Duquesne University in the late 1990s and was taken by the Pirates in the 18th round of the 1998 draft.

After spending three seasons in the minors, Beimel made his MLB debut in 2001. He spent three season in the majors with the Pirates. During his time with the team, he had a 10-19 record, 5.00 ERA in 263 innings.

Over his 10 seasons in the majors, Biemel has a record of 23-31 with a 4.16 career ERA over 562 1/3 innings.

He has allowed 597 hits, 277 runs, 233 walks and struck out 315 over his career.

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