Arizona Diamondbacks snag RHP Kevin Jepsen, LHP Brian Matusz

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Arizona Diamondbacks snag RHP Kevin Jepsen, LHP Brian Matusz

Postby Heaney » Tue Apr 18, 2017 9:11 pm

Feb. 13 (UPI) -- As its pitchers and catchers explained in the direction of Salt River Fields Monday, the Arizona Diamondbacks seen it necessary some bullpen the greater part.The franchise acted appropriately and invited pitchers Brian Matusz and Kevin Jepsen towards spring doing exercises, When signing them toward small league contracts.Matusz, 30, was the No. 4 select inside of the 2008 novice draft. The southpaw permitted 6 operates within just a few innings within just 2016 through his basically overall look for the Environment Collection winner Chicago Cubs. He experienced a 12.00 Generation in just 7 game titles for the Baltimore Orioles ahead of becoming traded towards the Atlanta Braves and getting unveiled a few months afterwards. He trapped upon with the Cubs in just June just before becoming granted no cost organization back within just November. Matusz manufactured $3.9 million inside of 2016. He experienced a 4.01 Technology within just 14 little league appearances past period.Arizona requires in direction of craft a lefty for its bullpen in direction of stand together with Andrew Chafin and Steve Hathaway Matusz may well in shape that invoice.Jepsen includes been upon the shift inside the ultimate number of seasons. The Tampa Bay Rays selected him up within July 4 times as soon as the Minnesota Twins slice him. He was in addition traded inside of 2014 and inside of 2015 Jepsen built $5.3 million ultimate time, despite the fact that building a 5.98 Generation in just 58 appearances for the Twins and Rays. The 32-yr-previous printed a 3.94 Technology in the course of for the Los Angeles Angels all through the initial 7 a long time of his profession.The Baltimore Orioles reportedly confirmed focus within just the directly-hander inside November, nevertheless absolutely nothing materialized.Arizona completed inside fourth level within just the Nationwide League West closing year, short article a 69-93 heritage. The Diamondbacks authorized 890 operates, the optimum within just Greatest League Baseball.

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