The D’Backs have experienced second-half dropoffs from late-inning relievers Tony Pena and Brandon Lyon. Plus, Juan Cruz’s shoulder may be barking again. As a result, Arizona added some depth by signing 38 year-old Bob Wickman today. The team’s press release is claiming he’s 35 but the beer gut is definitely more indicative of a 38 year-old.
Wickman must’ve gotten over his dissatisfaction with pitching in non-save situations, since Jose Valverde is going strong with 42 saves.