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Diamondbacks send top prospect Tyler Skaggs to Triple-A

Mar 18, 2013, 12:16 PM EDT

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Arizona has reassigned top prospect Tyler Skaggs to Triple-A, leaving Patrick Corbin and Randall Delgado to battle for the final spot in the rotation.

Skaggs started six games for the Diamondbacks in August and September last season, but he’s only 21 years old and has just nine Triple-A starts under his belt. Baseball America ranked Skaggs as a top-15 prospect this year and last year, but the Diamondbacks have good enough rotation depth that rushing the left-hander would make little sense.

Last season between Double-A and Triple-A he threw 122 innings with a 2.87 ERA and 116/37 K/BB ratio, but Skaggs allowed 20 runs in 29 innings during his first taste of the majors and struggled this spring.

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