Sep 9, 2013; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Arizona Diamondbacks relief pitcher Tony Sipp (49) throws against the Los Angeles Dodgers at Dodger Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Richard Mackson-USA TODAY Sports

Arizona Diamondbacks designate pitcher Tony Sipp for assignment


Today, the Arizona Diamondbacks made official that they have designated relief pitcher Tony Sipp for assignment. With that move, they selected the contracts of outfielder Ender Inciarte and right handed pitcher Bo Schultz.

This past season, Sipp posted a 4.78 ERA with a 3-2 record and blew two saves. Over his career, he has posted a 3.84 ERA but has not become an elite middle inning reliever in the National League.

Ender Inciarte is a 23 year old outfield prospect that has potential. This past season for the Diamondbacks, he played in their farm system with the Double A Mobile Bay Bears. With Mobile, he played in 127 games and had a .281 batting average. He also hit five home runs and drove in 28 RBI.

Inciarte is a base stealing machine. He stole 43 bases and was only caught stealing eight times. Inciarte could be a possible factor in the 2014 season as a bench player for the big league club.

Finally, Bo Schultz is a 28 year old minor league pitcher that has bounced around Double A and Triple A this past season. He began the season in Triple A and posted a 5.49 ERA with a 0-2 record. He also gave up four home runs and 29 hits in 19 2/3 innings pitched.

Then he finished the season in Double A and from there his ERA dropped considerably to 2.86 and his record was 5-4. He also gave up three home runs and 62 hits in 85 innings pitched.

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