By Jason Shetler
The San Francisco Giants have announced that George Kontos has been claimed off waivers by the Pirates.
This isn’t the first time that the Pirates tried to obtain Kontos. Way back in 2008, the Pirates traded Xavier Nady and Damaso Marte to the New York Yankees, with the original package containing Kontos, but he was not in the revised deal.
In April of 2012, Kontos was dealt from the Yankees to the Giants in exchange for Chris Stewart. He appeared in 50 games this season with the Giants, as he posted a 3.83 ERA, along with a 109 ERA+ and a 9.6 K/9. The Pirates will have Kontos under club control for two more years after this season.