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Diamondbacks recall Trevor Cahill from Triple-A

Jul 14, 2014, 4:36 PM EDT

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Diamondbacks general manager Kevin Towers revealed two weeks ago that the team made a promise to call Trevor Cahill back up to the majors by a certain date when they demoted the right-hander and his $30 million contract to Single-A.

Sure enough Cahill has been called up to Arizona despite 20 walks in 28 innings at Triple-A (and one ugly outing at Single-A). Cahill also had a 5.66 ERA in 41 innings for Arizona before the demotion, so it’s tough to argue that he’s back in the big leagues based on merit.

And yet not only is he back, Cahill is set to start Friday against the Cubs rather than taking on a low-leverage relief role. He’s still owed about $12 million through next season, which is why the Diamondbacks are giving him another shot.

  1. blabidibla - Jul 14, 2014 at 5:56 PM

    Can’t make the season much worse for the DBs. Might as well try for an early pick in the draft.

  2. tmc602014 - Jul 14, 2014 at 6:16 PM

    He went down. He didn’t pull a Kenny Powers and complain to the media in an expletive-filled diatribe. Thus, he has proven to have grit – the all-important intangible. Bring him up!

    • gbrim - Jul 14, 2014 at 7:05 PM

      Very original with the ‘grit’ reference.

  3. SocraticGadfly - Jul 14, 2014 at 10:43 PM

    Doesn’t this again raise the post-TLR hiring question of “Who’s in charge in Arizona?”

    • gbrim - Jul 14, 2014 at 11:36 PM

      La Russa certainly hasn’t thrown his weight around yet. Other than the occasional interview, during which he is very complimentary of what he has found in AZ so far, you would never know he was there. I hope he is doing more behind the scenes.

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