Ryan Rowland-Smith Elects Free Agency

The Diamondbacks announced yesterday that left-hander Ryan Rowland-Smith has cleared waivers after being designated for assignment and elected free agency rather than accept an outright assignment to Triple-A.

The 31-year-old Australian made a return to the Major Leagues this season after a three-year absence, and though he posted a 4.91 ERA in a small 7 1/3 inning sample size, he also struck out nine batters in that time and limited left-handed batters to three singles in 12 plate appearances.

For his career, Rowland-Smith has a 4.57 ERA with 5.6 K/9, 3.4 BB/9 and a 37.5 percent ground-ball rate. He’s worked 47 games as a starter and posted a 4.87 ERA in that time, but in 100 1/3 innings of relief, he’s posted a much better 3.77 ERA with an even better 3.59 FIP, suggesting that he could be a useful arm out of the bullpen.

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2 Comments on "Ryan Rowland-Smith Elects Free Agency"

Mario Saavedra
1 year 4 months ago

4.91 ERA is better than the DBacks team collectiva ERA, isnĀ“t it?

Joe Orsatti
1 year 4 months ago

He got a tough break on this one and I expect him to receive a contract soon