Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Phils claim P Youman

Lefthander Shane Youman was claimed off waivers from Pittsburgh, the Phillies announced today.

Youman, 28, split this past season between Pittsburgh and triple-A Indianapolis. With the Pirates, he went 3-5 with a 5.97 ERA in 16 games (8 starts). In 10 career relief appearances, he is 1-0 with a 3.54 ERA. Youman earned his first major league win in his first start of the season on July 3 vs Milwaukee. In 15 starts for Indianapolis, Youman was 4-6 with a 4.70 ERA and earned International League Pitcher of the Week honors for the week of June 11.

Selected by Pittsburgh in the 43rd round of the 2001 draft, Youman is 3-7 with a 5.13 ERA in 21 major league games (11 starts), all with the Pirates. His addition brings the Phillies to 39 players on the 40-man roster.

A native of New Iberia, La., Youman pitched at Louisiana State University (1999-2001) where he was a member of the Tigers’ 2000 College World Series championship team.

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