Marlins nab P Claiborne off waivers

Miami, FL ( - The Miami Marlins have claimed reliever Preston Claiborne off waivers from the New York Yankees, the team announced Tuesday.

Claiborne was designated for assignment by New York on Friday when the Yankees acquired fellow relief pitcher Gonzalez German from the Mets.

The 26-year-old right-hander appeared in 44 games as a rookie for the Yankees in 2013, compiling an 0-2 record with a 4.11 earned run average. Claiborne spent the majority of last season in Triple-A but did pitch in 18 games for the Bronx Bombers, going 3-0 with a 3.00 ERA over 21 innings.