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Diamondbacks claim Jordan Pacheco off waivers from Rockies

Jun 12, 2014, 2:46 PM EDT

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Arizona has claimed catcher/infielder Jordan Pacheco off waivers after he was designated for assignment by Colorado last week.

Pacheco was an everyday player for the Rockies in 2012, playing mostly third base and first base while hitting .309 with five homers and a .762 OPS in 132 games. That looks good, but an empty .300 batting average with a mid-.700s OPS is actually below average for someone calling Coors Field home and Pacheco has hit just .238 with a .601 OPS since then.

This year he was playing mostly catcher for the Rockies, backing up Wilin Rosario, and his defensive versatility gives Pacheco some value as a bench player even if his bat isn’t good enough to play regularly.

  1. luz56 - Jun 12, 2014 at 8:25 PM

    Please end the Kevin Towers joke of a GM timeline in Phoenix…

  2. 2bbige - Jun 12, 2014 at 8:43 PM

    What do you mean….. Pacheco is #Gritty! Lol

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