The Diamondbacks have acquired left-hander Anthony Misiewicz from the Cardinals, per announcements from both clubs. The D’Backs will send cash considerations to St. Louis in exchange. To open a spot on their roster, Arizona transferred right-hander Corbin Martin to the 60-day injured list.
Misiewicz, 28, has pitched in the past three big league seasons, mostly with the Mariners but also with the Royals. In 103 2/3 innings, he has a career 4.43 ERA, striking out 23.9% of batters faced, walking 7% and getting grounders at a 38.6% clip. The Royals designated him for assignment when they re-signed Zack Greinke in February, then flipped Misiewicz across Missouri for cash.
The southpaw had a decent spring, allowing two earned runs in seven innings, striking out eight batters against one walk. However, he got squeezed off the roster by a couple of factors. One is that prospect Jordan Walker’s meteoric rise led to him needing an Opening Day roster spot. Second, the Cards had a bunch of lefty relief options on the roster in Zack Thompson, Packy Naughton, Génesis Cabrera and JoJo Romero. When the time came to add Walker to the roster, it seems Misiewicz was considered the most expendable and was designated for assignment earlier this week.
He’ll now head to the Diamondbacks, though he may not be ticketed for the active roster since he still has a couple of options. The club currently has Andrew Chafin and Kyle Nelson as their left-handed relief options in the big leagues. Misiewicz could make it three but they could also send him to Triple-A to serve as depth until needed. Misiewicz has between two and three years of MLB service time and can be controlled via arbitration through the 2026 season, though optional assignments could push that back.
In order to open up a spot for Misiewicz, Martin has been moved to the 60-day IL. That move doesn’t come as a surprise since he recently underwent lat tendon surgery and will likely miss the entire 2023 season.
Is it just me, or does baseball have an inordinate number of guys named Corbin in the game? It’s not a name I see regularly in real life, but I see constantly in baseball.
I was thinking the exact same thing. I don’t know any Corbin’s outside of baseball.
Korben Dallas, Multipass
Hahaha. I had to look that up. Guess I better get ready for the suggested searches…
I’m waiting for the generation of Atticus’s to arrive.
Ghost of hermanfranks
The name means car from the seventies with exotic leather seats. And our number 5 pitcher is better than our number 1. And Brian Reynolds would be our left fielder batting third.
I can remember Corbin Bernson, we all remember him as “Dorn” in the classic Major League.
Bingo! Was gonna say that!
Corbin Martin was a rising star in the Astros organization and dominated in his MLB debut with them. Proves that you never know how top prospects will pan out. Thought it was a big mistake trading him in the Greinke package, but it hasn’t quite worked out for Arizona.
Swing and a Misiewicz!
Curly Was The Smart Stooge
If you can put his name on a jersey, put it on a sandwich, include kosher pickles
I’ll buy the next round
I wonder if the Cardinals got what they paid KC for him. It’s the third time he’s been sold this year.
Also….bad research as usual. Zach Thompson throws with his RIGHT arm. 😉
Pretty sure its his left
If you’re correct, Dorfman (Kent’s brother?) is gonna look like a foolish doofus.
Looks like a righty, boss. Sorry.
stan lee the manly
Wrong Zach Thompson, the Blue Jays pitcher (previous Marlins and Pirates) throws from the right side. ZACK Thompson is with the Cardinals, who does in fact throw with his left.
Zack is poised to have a major breakout year this season, so this mistake won’t be made for much longer.
There are TWO?
Great comics, by the way.
MadNum looking sharp.