The Toronto Blue Jays claimed pitcher T.J. Beam off waivers from the Pirates Thursday.
Beam was designated for assignment and placed on waivers when the Pirates signed outfielder Eric Hinske late last week.
Beam, 28, was 2-2 with a 4.14 ERA in 32 games with the Pirates last season. In 45 2/3 innings he struck out 24 and walked 20. He was signed as a free agent in January of last year.