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Anthony Paul Claggett

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Anthony Claggett was drafted by the Detroit Tigers in the 11th round of the 2005 amateur draft. He was signed by scout Tim McWilliam and made his pro debut that summer.

Claggett's debut in the major leagues with the New York Yankees on April 18, 2009 was one to remember, but for the wrong reasons. He came on in relief in the 2nd inning when starter Chien-Ming Wang was chased after pitching 1⅓ innings. He closed out the inning, but not before the Cleveland Indians had scored 14 runs in the inning (8 charged to Wang, and 6 to Claggett), the most ever given up by the Yankees in a single inning. He then gave up two more runs in the third before leaving the game with his ERA standing at 43.20. The Yankees lost the game 22-4.

He was claimed on waivers by the Pittsburgh Pirates in September of that year and joined the active roster for the final road trip of the season.

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