May 20, 2013; Miami, FL, USA; Miami Marlins starting pitcher Alex Sanabia (28) throws in the third inning against the Philadelphia Phillies at Marlins Park. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports

Arizona Diamondbacks claim pitcher Alex Sanabia off waivers

Even though, the Arizona Diamondbacks are not in the playoffs there is still news to report. Today, the team made an acquisition in terms of the starting pitching. The Diamondbacks claimed Miami Marlins starting pitcher Alex Sanabia off waivers. With the acquisition of Sanabia, the Diamondbacks now have 39 players on their 40-man roster.

This season with the Marlins, Sanabia went 3-7 with a 4.88 ERA in 55 1/3 innings pitched. Don’t expect Sanabia to be a world beater type of pitcher because he just isn’t. He is more of a number four or five starter in a rotation, the stats back that up.

In three seasons with the Marlins, he has a 8-10 record with a 4.15 ERA and he wasn’t even a dominating pitcher in the minors where he posted a 3.91 ERA. All signs lead to Sanabia possibly on the fringe of making this team, going into the bullpen maybe as a long reliever, or going to the minors.

As I said, he probably won’t make the starting rotation as it is pretty much set with Daniel Hudson coming back off of injury and Tyler Skaggs who has been jumping between the majors and Triple A.  But there could be a spot in the bullpen as Matt Reynolds will be out for a long time with an injury. Lastly, it’s only October, so we have the playoffs to go before the offseason begins.

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