Diamondbacks Claim Santos Rodriguez

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.

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1 year 7 months ago

Meh I’m not sad to let him go. Rodriguez has poor control and if walks are killing him like that in the minors, bringing him up to the majors would be a disaster.