Pedro Florimon SS PIT 4 Months

The Pirates claimed Florimon off waivers from the Nationals on Thursday, James Wagner of the Washington Post reports.

Florimon did not appear in a game with the Nationals after being claimed by the club in mid-September. He struggled mightily with the bat last season but could get a shot to compete for a utility job during spring training.

Pedro Florimon SS PIT 6 Months

The Nationals claimed Florimon off waivers from the Twins on Thursday.

Florimon compiled a disastrous .092/.179/.132 batting line in 33 games with Minnesota earlier this season, but he'll get a fresh start with Washington, with Eury Perez designated for assignment in the corresponding move. Although Florimon has played primarily at short in his professional career, he can play second base and third base if needed. He'll likely serve merely as depth over the final week of the regular season.

Pedro Florimon SS PIT 8 Months

Florimon has played five games at second base and seven games at third base, along with 47 games at shortstop, at Triple-A Rochester and is hitting .257/.335/.364.

Pedro Florimon SS PIT 9 Months

Pedro Florimon Jr. went 0-for-3 and lost a popup in the sun for an RBI double Thursday in the loss to the Angels.

Florimon is hitting .096 this year, so he needs to be pretty stellar defensively to justify some playing time and he hasn't been quite that good. He'll return to the bench once Danny Santana gets healthy.

Pedro Florimon SS PIT 10 Months

Twins recalled INF Pedro Florimon from Triple-A Rochester.

He's taking Trevor Plouffe's (oblique) spot on the roster. Florimon was sent down last month after hitting just .108/.194/.154, and he didn't exactly catch the world on fire at Triple-A, either, with a .230/.291/.330. The 27-year-old will be used as a backup infielder.

Pedro Florimon SS PIT 11 Months

Twins optioned INF Pedro Florimon to Triple-A Rochester.

Florimon was batting .108/.194/.154 in 25 games with the Twins. He will work on his game at Triple-A and should get another look in Minnesota later this season.

Pedro Florimon SS PIT Dec 22 '79

Pedro Florimon (appendectomy) is scheduled to play in a minor league game on Friday.

It will be his first live game since having his appendix removed in mid-February. Florimon is hoping to open the season as the Twins' starting shortstop, but he'll have to avoid physical setbacks to pull that off.

Pedro Florimon SS PIT Dec 18 '79

Pedro Florimon (appendectomy) hopes to make his Grapefruit League debut in a week.

Florimon has been going through fielding drills and taking batting practice with no issues. He'll be able to get in about two weeks' worth of spring at-bats, which should be enough to prepare him for Opening Day. "I think 25, 30 at-bats, and I think I would be ready," he said.

Pedro Florimon SS PIT Dec 14 '79

Pedro Florimon (appendectomy) fielded grounders at shortstop on Wednesday in Twins camp.

Florimon is performing most baseball-related activities at this point and should be close to 100 percent by the start of the regular season. He had to take a couple of weeks off after having his appendix removed. The final hurdle before his Grapefruit League debut will be live batting practice.

Pedro Florimon SS PIT Dec 12 '79

Pedro Florimon (appendectomy) took 20-30 light swings off a tee Sunday in Twins camp.

Florimon told reporters after the workout that he felt no discomfort. He underwent an appendectomy in mid-February and might not make his Grapefruit League debut for another week, but there's still some hope that the Minnesota shortstop will be ready for Opening Day.