The Diamondbacks designated first baseman/outfielder Kyle Jensen for assignment, the team announced. The move was made on Friday as part of Arizona’s 40-man roster maneuvering in advance of the Rule 5 draft deadline.
Jensen, 28, made his big league debut last season, appearing in 17 games and posting a .716 OPS over 34 plate appearance for the D’Backs. A 12th-round pick for the Marlins in 2009, Jensen signed a minor league deal with Arizona last winter. Over 3877 minor league plate appearances in the Marlins, Dodgers and D’Backs farm systems, Jensen has hit .266/.341/.488 with 178 homers.
Friday’s roster shuffling left quite a few players in ’DFA limbo,’ so be sure to check out the MLB Trade Rumors DFA Tracker to keep track of all the designation situations from around the game.