The Diamondbacks announced that they have claimed Santos Rodriguez off waivers from the White Sox. The 6'6" left-hander was designated for assignment last week in order to clear a 40-man roster spot for Scott Downs.
Rodriguez's 2013 was a tale of two seasons, as he dominated at the Double-A level (2.35 ERA, 25 strikeouts, 14 walks in 23 innings) but was roughed up upon his promotion to Triple-A (7.30 ERA, 36 strikeouts, 27 walks in 24 2/3 innings). Big strikeout numbers and shaky command have been the norm for Rodriguez throughout his minor league tenure, as he's posted a 10.7 K/9 mark and 5.6 BB/9. Baseball America ranked him 21st or better among White Sox prospects prior to the 2009-13 seasons.