D’Backs Release Ron Mahay

The D'Backs released veteran left-handed reliever Ron Mahay, according to Matt Eddy of Baseball America. They signed him to a minor league deal last month

Mahay posted a 9.58 ERA with 7.0 K/9 and 6.1 BB/9 in 10 1/3 innings at Triple-A Reno this year. The emergence of Rule 5 pick Joe Paterson lessened the D'Backs' need for left-handed relief. Paterson, the lone southpaw in Arizona's 'pen, has yet to allow a run in 15 appearances and has struck out 9 batters in 7 2/3 innings. Click here for more analysis of Arizona's remade 'pen.

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.

12 Responses to D’Backs Release Ron Mahay Leave a Reply

  1. Jason Klinger 4 years ago

    Some sap GM will give him a job. Lefthanders have more lives than a cat.

  2. Twinkilling61 4 years ago

    Anyone else sick of posting ERA stats for loogies?

  3. Jon 4 years ago


  4. Heliosphan 4 years ago

    Tigers or White Sox will pick him up.

  5. Slopeboy 4 years ago

    Wonder how he looks in pinstripes 

  6. Its suprising because he had a good season with the Twins in 2010 and then in 2011 he is horrible for the D-Backs AAA team.  I see a minor league contract coming his way, but if he fails again then its time to call it quits. 

  7. graymule 4 years ago

    Ron is a great guy and gives a 110% effort.  If given the opportunity he won’t let you down.  His injury and surgery to his non-throwing shoulder has only slowed him up.  I’ll bet he is readt to go.

  8. Twinkilling61 4 years ago

    I’m just saying that if you only pitch to one guy a game that you’re ERA doesn’t tell the entire story. I’d much rather look at inherited runs scored, because I have seen loogies come into a situation where they are asked to get one guy, they fail and let other runners score, then another reliever comes in and shuts the door, stranding the loogy’s baserunner so his ERA does not change. 

  9. graymule 4 years ago

    Just a close friend. 

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