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Diamondbacks activate Brandon McCarthy, DFA Tony Sipp

Aug 4, 2013, 1:26 PM EDT

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From beat writer Nick Piecoro of the Arizona Republic comes word that the Diamondbacks have activated right-handed starter Brandon McCarthy from the disabled list and designated reliever Tony Sipp for assignment to open up a roster spot.

McCarthy wound up missing all of June and July with a right shoulder injury. He will return to the Snakes’ rotation for Sunday’s series finale with the Red Sox.

Sipp, a 30-year-old southpaw, had registered a 3.86 ERA, 1.44 WHIP and 37/18 K/BB ratio through 32 2/3 innings of relief this season for Arizona. He has held left-handed batters to a .220/.301/.410 slash line in his five-year major league career and could draw some interest on waivers from contending teams seeking a left-handed relief specialist.

  1. hildezero - Aug 4, 2013 at 1:51 PM

    Great! Just what the D-backs need.

  2. djeg07 - Aug 4, 2013 at 2:04 PM

    perhaps the indians will bring him back and dump rich hill

  3. hildezero - Aug 4, 2013 at 2:27 PM

    Do you seriously think that ‘s going to happen?

  4. theRed - Aug 4, 2013 at 2:57 PM

    These goddamned Oakland pitching staffers from 2007-2011 (McCarthy, Anderson, Cahill et al) have been passed around thru more fantasy league teams than wine at a communion. Have any of these guys pitched a full season yet? I just assume this guy is always on the DL.

  5. hildezero - Aug 4, 2013 at 6:27 PM

    Well, Cahill has been a starter since the season started.

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