Here are the day’s minor moves and signings from around the game…
- The Diamondbacks announced today that they have selected the contract of right-hander Kyle Drabek from Triple-A Reno and transferred A.J. Pollock to the 60-day disabled list in order to clear a spot on the 40-man roster. Fellow righty Silvino Bracho was optioned to Triple-A in order to clear a spot on the active roster. Drabek formerly rated as one of the game’s top overall prospects and was at one point a key piece sent from the Phillies to the Blue Jays in the Roy Halladay trade. However, the 28-year-old has struggled to a 5.27 ERA in 177 2/3 innings at the Major League level, and his 4.62 ERA at the Triple-A level isn’t markedly better. He’ll slot into the Arizona ’pen for the time being.
- Former Major League reliever Mike Zagurski has signed with the Yokohama DeNa BayStars of Japan’s Nippon Professional Baseball, reports ESPN’s Jerry Crasnick (via Twitter). The 33-year-old lefty last pitched in the bigs back in 2013, though he never found his footing as a Major Leaguer, logging a 7.05 ERA in 75 1/3 innings across parts of five seasons. Zagurski does have a strong Triple-A track record and pitched well (2.40 ERA) in 15 innings with the Hiroshima Carp last season in NPB last season. He’ll hope to find similar success in a greater sample size with Yokohama in 2016.
Sam Freeman was just dealt to the Brewers for cash considerations.