Cardinals Claim Bryan Augenstein

The Cardinals claimed righty Bryan Augenstein off waivers from the Diamondbacks today, according to the team's Twitter feed.  The 24-year-old spent most of the year at Triple-A, posting a 6.56 ERA, 7.5 K/9, 2.6 BB/9, and 0.9 HR/9 in 120.6 innings.  He allowed a whopping 162 hits in that time.

Augenstein didn't improve his stock after Baseball America ranked him 11th among Diamondbacks prospects heading into the season.  Even then, they wrote that in the best case he "profiles as a solid fourth or fifth starter in the Majors."  He works with an 86-89 mph sinker.



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