D’Backs To Sign Ron Mahay

The Diamondbacks agreed to sign left-handed reliever Ron Mahay to a minor league deal, the team announced. Mahay will head to extended Spring Training for a few days and will likely be assigned to Triple-A afterward, at which point left-handed reliever Joe Paterson may see his job security diminish.

Mahay, 39, appeared in 41 games for the Twins last year and posted a 3.44 ERA with a 42.5% ground ball rate, 6.6 K/9 and 2.1 BB/9. In 14 big league seasons, Mahay has posted 7.9 K/9 and 2.9 BB/9 against left-handed hitters.

Nick Piecoro of the Arizona Republic first reported the agreement (Twitter links)


6 Responses to D’Backs To Sign Ron Mahay Leave a Reply

  1. paul_oneills_lovechild 4 years ago

    My first firsties here…yay! Mahay has had a solid if not spectacular career (120 ERA+), especially in the last 5 years. I am surprised he did not have any suitors prior to Arizona. How did Oliver Perez get signed before this guy?!?!

    • jaydubdub 4 years ago

      Dodgers Release Ron Mahay
      By Mike Axisa [March 26, 2011 at 12:06pm CST]
      The Dodgers have granted Ron Mahay his release…

      Mahay, 39, signed a minor league deal with the Dodgers last month, but he allowed eight runs and 15 baserunners in 7 1/3 innings this spring.

  2. jaydubdub 4 years ago

    Dodgers Release Ron Mahay
    By Mike Axisa [March 26, 2011 at 12:06pm CST]
    The Dodgers have granted Ron Mahay his release…

    Mahay, 39, signed a minor league deal with the Dodgers last month, but he allowed eight runs and 15 baserunners in 7 1/3 innings this spring.

  3. JR_Tolls1 4 years ago

    He may turnout to be their best pitcher.

  4. johnsilver 4 years ago

    Mahay can’t be too bad. Reyes either since Boston released him after just 4 games after such a short time.

  5. Basically, he was let go because of poor spring stats. The Dodgers have a pretty solid bullpen, already, although Kuo is their only lefty out of the pen. It wasn’t like they had a huge commitment to him, anyway, just a minor league deal. He’s a fine gamble for the D’Backs, who need any arms they can get to put in the bullpen – Mahay has long been a fine lefty arm.

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