Oakland A’s claim T.J. McFarland off waivers from D-backs

Nov 4, 2019, 4:20 PM
T.J. McFarland #30 of the Arizona Diamondbacks pitches against the Texas Rangers in the bottom of t...
T.J. McFarland #30 of the Arizona Diamondbacks pitches against the Texas Rangers in the bottom of the ninth inning at Globe Life Park in Arlington on July 16, 2019 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)
(Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)

The Arizona Diamondbacks had already declined the option of relief pitcher T.J. McFarland, but now he’s officially with a new organization.

The Oakland A’s claimed the left-handed reliever off of waivers on Monday.

McFarland spent three seasons with the Diamondbacks before the team announced on Thursday that they had declined his team option for next season — they did the same with infielder Wilmer Flores as well.

The 30-year-old McFarland had a 4.82 ERA for the D-backs this past year, pitching 56 innings in 51 games.

He pitched in long relief and low-leverage situations most of the time. Right-handed hitters had a .925 OPS against McFarland in 2019. His WHIP was 1.625, the worst in his three years in Arizona.

McFarland was much better in 2018 when the former Baltimore Orioles hurler pitched 47 games and had a 2.00 ERA. He threw 72 innings, registering a 1.194 WHIP and 42 strikeouts to 22 walks.

Penguin Air

Penguin Air


Comment guidelines: No name-calling, personal attacks, profanity, or insults. Please keep the conversation civil and help us moderate comments by reporting abuse.
comments powered by Disqus

Arizona Diamondbacks

Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald (11) is tackled by Philadelphia Eagles safety Marc...
Arizona Sports

Larry Fitzgerald, Pedro Gomez in 2022 Arizona Sports Hall of Fame class

Arizona Cardinals legend Larry Fitzgerald and late journalist Pedro Gomez are among the 2022 class entering the Arizona Sports Hall of Fame.
16 hours ago
Tommy Henry #47 of the Arizona Diamondbacks delivers a first inning pitch against the Pittsburgh Pi...
Kellan Olson

D-backs starting pitching stays hot, Henry’s first W takes down Pirates

Diamondbacks rookie Tommy Henry continued the strong run of form from the team's starting pitching lately in a win over the Pirates.
2 days ago
Pittsburgh Pirates' Rodolfo Castro, left, watches along with Los Angeles Dodgers catcher Austin Bar...
Haboob Blog

Pirates’ Rodolfo Castro loses phone while sliding into 3rd base at Chase Field

Now here's something you don't see very often on the diamond: a cell phone popping out of a players back pocket mid-game.
2 days ago
Arizona Diamondbacks' Cooper Hummel dives in vain for a double hit by Colorado Rockies' Connor Joe ...
Arizona Sports

Diamondbacks recall OF Cooper Hummel, option C Jose Herrera

The Diamondbacks called up Cooper Hummel from Triple-A and said they optioned backup catcher Jose Herrera to the minor league squad.
2 days ago
Arizona Diamondbacks starting pitcher Zac Gallen throws against the Pittsburgh Pirates during the f...
Arizona Sports

Zac Gallen’s terrific outing propels Diamondbacks over Pirates

Arizona Diamondbacks starter Zac Gallen dominated the Pirates with seven efficient innings on Monday at Chase Field.
3 days ago
Edwin Uceta #66 of the Arizona Diamondbacks looks on after an error scored Mookie Betts #50 of the ...
Arizona Sports

D-backs recall RHP Edwin Uceta from Triple-A Reno, place LHP Kyle Nelson on IL

The D-backs on Monday placed LHP Kyle Nelson on the 15-day injured list and recalled RHP Edwin Uceta from Triple-A Reno.
3 days ago
Oakland A’s claim T.J. McFarland off waivers from D-backs