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Veteran catcher Andrew Knapp elects free agency

Catcher Andrew Knapp has cleared waivers and elected free agency, according to Jason Mackey of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Knapp had been designated for assignment by the Pirates a few days ago. Players can reject outright assignments and elect free agency if they have been previously outrighted in their careers or have more than five years of MLB service time. Knapp fits both of those categories, allowing him to return to the open market.
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Pirates claim C Tyler Heineman off waivers, DFA Andrew Knapp

The Pittsburgh Pirates made a pair of moves at catcher Monday, claiming Tyler Heineman off waivers from the Toronto Blue Jays and designating Andrew Knapp for assignment. Heineman, 30, is a 5-foot-10, 190-pound switch hitter who has slashed .221/.284/.324 with four doubles, one home run and four RBIs in 30 career games over three seasons with Miami, San Francisco and Toronto.
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Pirates' Andrew Knapp: Designated for assignment

Knapp was designated for assignment by the Pirates on Monday, Mike Persak of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports. Knapp saw sporadic playing time while serving as the Pirates' backup catcher early in the season, and he hit just .129 with a double, two runs and two RBI over 11 games during the first month and a half of the year. He'll lose his spot on the 40-man roster after Tyler Heineman was claimed off waivers from the Blue Jays on Monday.
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Pirates' Andrew Knapp: Sitting third straight game

Knapp is out of the lineup for Tuesday's game against the Dodgers. Knapp appeared set to fill in as Pittsburgh's primary catcher after Roberto Perez (hamstring) landed on the injured list over the weekend, but he now finds himself on the bench for the third consecutive contest. Michael Perez is 2-for-6 with two home runs, three RBI and a walk in his first two games and will work behind the plate again Tuesday.
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Pirates' Andrew Knapp: Sitting again Monday

Knapp is out of the lineup for Monday's game against the Dodgers. Knapp will stick on the bench for the second game in a row after he also sat in Sunday's 7-3 loss to the Reds. Even though No. 1 catcher Roberto Perez was placed on the injured list Saturday with a hamstring issue that is expected to keep him sidelined for an extended period, Knapp looks as though he might have to settle for a timeshare at the position with Michael Perez.
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Pirates' Andrew Knapp: Out of Sunday's lineup

Knapp is not in the lineup for Sunday's game at Cincinnati. Knapp started Game 2 of Saturday's twin bill and will take a seat Sunday after going 0-for-4 with four strikeouts and a walk. Michael Perez will start behind the plate and bat eighth for the Pirates.
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Pirates' Andrew Knapp: Ejected from matinee

Knapp was ejected from the first game of Saturday's doubleheader against the Reds while in the dugout in the bottom of the sixth inning, Jason Mackey of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports. The 30-year-old didn't appear in Saturday's matinee, but he was thrown out of the game by the home plate...
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Pirates' Andrew Knapp: Returns to action

Knapp (illness) is starting Friday against the Padres. Knapp was scratched from Thursday's lineup due to an illness, but he'll be back in action a day later. The 30-year-old will start behind the dish and bat ninth.
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Pirates' Andrew Knapp: Starting in day game

Knapp will start at catcher and bat ninth Wednesday against the Brewers. Knapp will enter the lineup with top backstop Roberto Perez resting for the day game after a night game. With Perez holding a 9-3 advantage in terms of starts behind the plate through the Pirates' first 12 games, Knapp doesn't look like he'll have relevance even in NL-only leagues.
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Backup catcher Andrew Knapp delivers as Pirates beat Nationals

When the Pittsburgh Pirates were searching for a backup catcher before the season opener, they didn’t hesitate when Andrew Knapp became available because of his reputation behind the plate. With starter Roberto Perez out with a quad contusion after taking a foul tip off his left leg Friday night,...
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Pirates sign Andrew Knapp to serve as backup catcher

The Pirates are set to sign Andrew Knapp to serve as their backup catcher, Jason Mackey of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports. Knapp, who’s spent the past five seasons with the cross-state Phillies, was in camp with the Reds this spring but was granted his release recently after being informed he wouldn’t make the roster. Knapp is repped by Apex Baseball.
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Pirates' Andrew Knapp: Catches on with Bucs

Knapp agreed to a contract with the Pirates on Tuesday, Jason Mackey of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports. The Pirates haven't disclosed the terms of Knapp's contract, but after he was granted his release from Cincinnati earlier Tuesday, he's presumably joining Pittsburgh on a one-year, major-league deal to serve as the backup to No. 1 catcher Roberto Perez. Knapp was unable to beat out Aramis Garcia for the backup catcher job with the Reds, but the 30-year-old likely won't face much competition for the No. 2 spot in Pittsburgh. Knapp and Perez are currently the only catchers on the Pirates' 40-man roster, and top prospect Henry Davis is at least a year away from reaching the majors.
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