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Diamondbacks send Archie Bradley to the minors

Mar 27, 2014, 3:47 PM EST

Archie Bradley Diamondbacks AP

Patrick Corbin‘s elbow surgery opened the door for Archie Bradley to potentially grab a spot in Arizona’s rotation, but the Diamondbacks have decided that the 21-year-old top prospect could use a little more time in the minors.

Bradley posted a ridiculous 1.97 ERA in 21 starts at Double-A last season with a 119/59 K/BB ratio and just five homers allowed in 123 innings, but the right-hander struggled at times this spring.

General manager Kevin Towers has traded away a lot of young pitching talent while retaining Bradley and the seventh overall pick in the 2011 draft should be MLB-ready within a few months.

  1. bronco58lb - Mar 27, 2014 at 4:41 PM

    Economic factors are the primary reason, but he could use some additional polish. 4.3 BB/9 in the Southern League shows he still needs some further development to become a frontline starter.

  2. historiophiliac - Mar 27, 2014 at 5:01 PM

    Bradley!

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