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Brewers claim pitcher Marco Estrada off waivers from Washington

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MILWAUKEE (AP) -- The Milwaukee Brewers have claimed right-hander Marco Estrada off waivers from Washington.

The 26-year-old Estrada has pitched in parts of the last two seasons for Washington, going 0-1 with a 6.14 ERA in four games, including one start, last year. He was drafted by the Nationals in the sixth round of the 2005 draft.

To make room for Estrada, the team designated right-hander Tim Dillard for assignment. Also Wednesday, right-hander Chris Smith accepted outright assignment to Triple-A Nashville.

Smith appeared in 35 games as a reliever last season, finishing without a decision and a 4.11 ERA. He will be invited to participate in spring training as a non-roster player.

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