D’Backs Designate Mike Zagurski For Assignment

The Diamondbacks announced that they have designated pitcher Mike Zagurski for assignment.  The left-hander was the last southpaw in the Arizona bullpen after trading Craig Breslow to the Red Sox.

Zagurski had a 6.18 ERA with 8.5 K/9 and 4.6 BB/9 in 27.2 innings of work this season.  The 29-year-old has 69 career big league games to his credit and 111 Triple-A outings.  At the Triple-A level, Zagurski owns a 2.82 ERA with 11.0 K/9 and 4.5 BB/9.

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7 Comments on "D’Backs Designate Mike Zagurski For Assignment"

3 years 21 days ago

About damn time.

James Attwood
3 years 21 days ago

And this is why trading Breslow to the BoSox didn’t make much sense.

3 years 21 days ago

Albers has been having a lot of success though.

3 years 21 days ago

I have to wonder on that also. Was the Dbacks middle relief in bad shape altogether and they needed Albers to stabilize it?

Boston already had Andrew Miller as a lefty, Rich Hill (if he ever gets off the DL) and the only reason they wanted breslow was to keep at least 2 LH in the pen and allow Franklin Morales to go back to the rotation.

it’s not like Miller wasn’t doing the job as a shut down lefty by any means.

There had to be a reason the DBacks went after Albers, who was very effective this year in the 6-8 inning role.

3 years 21 days ago

We definitiely needed some stabilization in the bullpen, and Albers has brought that. We were never really that high on Zagurski. Anyone in AAA is a better option at this point.

3 years 21 days ago

At least he has his cash from “Monsters, Inc” to fall back on.

3 years 20 days ago

Why was Craig Breslow traded in the first place? I’ve heard of teams with no lefties in the bullpen (the Yankeess have had that from time to time), but Breslow was very reliable this year with another season of team control after this.

@redprimey:disqus – even though Albers has been great, he isn’t a lefty.