The Diamondbacks announced that they have claimed right-handed pitcher Nate Adcock off of waivers from the Royals. Adcock has been optioned to Triple-A Reno.
Adcock was designated for assignment by the Royals last week. The 6-foot-4, 230-pounder posted a 3.79 ERA with 5.5 K/9 and 3.7 BB/9 in 31 relief appearances and five starts from 2011-12. However, he hasn't found the same level of success in parts of two seasons at the Triple-A level, as evidenced by his 6.03 ERA with 5.4 K/9 and 3.3 BB/9 in 27 starts and two relief outings. Arizona's 40-man roster is now at 40.