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Diamondbacks claim Roger Kieschnick off waivers from the Giants

Apr 4, 2014, 8:10 PM EDT

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CSN Bay Area’s Andrew Baggarly reports that the Diamondbacks have claimed outfielder Roger Kieschnick off of waivers from the Giants. To make room for him on the 40-man roster, the D-Backs placed pitcher Patrick Corbin on the 60-day disabled list, then assigned Kieschnick to Triple-A Reno.

The Giants had designated Kieschnick for assignment on Saturday after he posted a meager .172/.294/.172 line in 29 at-bats during spring training. Kieschnick, 27, didn’t hit much in his first season in the big leagues last season, either. In 95 plate appearances, he posted a .202/.295/.226 line.

  1. proudlycanadian - Apr 4, 2014 at 8:43 PM

    I bet that anyone named Kieschnick has true grit.

  2. illuminancer - Apr 4, 2014 at 8:45 PM

    Well, the Dbacks do like their square-jawed white guys.

    I liked Kiesch. Maybe he’ll hit a little better in Chase than he did in AT&T.

  3. luz56 - Apr 4, 2014 at 9:09 PM

    I’m a Nationals (Expos) fan but living in Phoenix I do cheer for the D Backs…I’m not sure KTowers knows what he’s doing.. Depleted the farm for the lunch bucket brigade and it shows on the scoreboard

  4. sisqsage - Apr 4, 2014 at 10:48 PM

    Why is this even a post?
    Guy didn’t do a thing for the Giants, who could always use more offense, especially from their farm system. As you can see, his stats are pretty lame.
    Show of hands – how many of you even heard of ol’ Rog before this?
    The move speaks more about the D’backs. They know they are in trouble if they are giving this guy a shot. I never got the impression he would pass their gritty test, to be honest.

  5. gbrim - Apr 5, 2014 at 1:01 PM

    When Campana is on the 25-man you look for other options. The fact Campana is on the 25 man roster is one of many reasons to question how competently Towers functions as the GM.

    • rainman1582 - Apr 6, 2014 at 12:45 PM

      hey gbrim did it ever occur to you that Campana is only on the roster keeping a spot warm for Ross when he comes off the DL? Ross is a matter of a couple weeks away from being ready

      • djjackson81 - Apr 6, 2014 at 1:16 PM

        Rowland-Smith the 3 rd lefty reliever is holding Ross roster spot.

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