Diamondbacks Release Alex Sanabia

Just a few weeks after being outrighted off the 40-man roster, right-hander Alex Sanabia has been released by the Diamondbacks, the team announced via Twitter.

The 25-year-old Sanabia was hit hard in the hitter-friendly Pacific Coast League, surrendering 21 earned runs in 23 1/3 innings (8.10 ERA) with 11 strikeouts against eight walks. He fared better in 55 1/3 innings with the Marlins in the Majors last season, registering a 4.88 ERA, though he posted a 31-to-25 K/BB ratio and a 38.8 percent ground-ball rate.

Sanabia has a 4.15 ERA with 5.6 K/9, 2.9 BB/9 and a 36.7 percent ground-ball rate in 138 2/3 innings — all coming with the Marlins. Arizona had claimed him off waivers from the Marlins this past October.


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