ARIZONA DIAMONDBACKS

D-backs claim pitcher Jordan Weems from Oakland Athletics

Jul 5, 2021, 11:42 AM

Jordan Weems of the Oakland Athletics throws against the Texas Rangers in the third inning at Globe...

Jordan Weems of the Oakland Athletics throws against the Texas Rangers in the third inning at Globe Life Field on September 12, 2020 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

(Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

The Arizona Diamondbacks announced Monday the team has claimed pitcher Jordan Weems from the Oakland Athletics.

The 28-year-old right-hander made his big league debut last season and has compiled a 3.93 ERA in 14 games of relief, striking out 22 in 18.1 innings.

Weems has struggled in his limited appearances so far this season, giving up three runs in 4.1 innings while walking three and striking out four.

He was drafted in the third round back in 2011 by the Boston Red Sox, spending his entire minor league career with the team before signing with the A’s prior to the 2020 season.

As part of the move, the D-backs designated left-handed pitcher Ryan Buchter for assignment.

Buchter signed as a free agent with the D-backs over the offseason and has struggled to a 5.52 ERA in 14.2 innings of relief.

It’s been a rough season for the D-backs bullpen, ranking worst in the league with an 8-21 record while culminating a second-worst 5.18 ERA.

The division foe Colorado Rockies have the league’s worst bullpen ERA at 5.44.

Arizona Diamondbacks

Bobby Witt Jr....

Arizona Sports

Diamondbacks struggle to contain red-hot Bobby Witt Jr. in loss to Royals

The Diamondbacks ran into the hottest hitter in baseball on Monday, and Royals shortstop Bobby Witt Jr. finished a single shy of a cycle. 

8 hours ago

Manager Torey Lovullo...

Alex Weiner

Diamondbacks’ Torey Lovullo ejected as tensions rise vs. Royals

Diamondbacks manager Torey Lovullo was ejected from Monday's ballgame at the Royals after tensions rose following a pair of hit-by-pitches.

9 hours ago

Colorado Rockies v Arizona Diamondbacks...

Alex Weiner

Reports: Diamondbacks sign draft picks Ivan Luciano, Tytus Cissell

The Arizona Diamondbacks took the next step adding a large segment of their 2024 draft class to the organization.

12 hours ago

Yilber Diaz...

Aaron Schmidt

Diamondbacks-Royals preview: Pitching probables, key players

The Arizona Diamondbacks look to keep their momentum as they open a three-game series against an improved Kansas City Royals team on Monday.

16 hours ago

Arizona Diamondbacks designated hitter Ketel Marte reacts to striking out during the eighth inning ...

Associated Press

Nico Hoerner’s bases-loaded walk in the 10th gives the Cubs a victory over the D-backs

Nico Hoerner walked with the bases loaded in the 10th to give the Chicago Cubs a 2-1 victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks on Sunday.

2 days ago

Corbin Carroll #7 of the Arizona Diamondbacks rounds the bases after hitting a two-run home run in ...

Associated Press

Homers by Carroll, Thomas lead D-backs to victory over Cubs

Corbin Carroll hit a two-run homer and Alek Thomas had a solo shot in Arizona’s three-run fifth inning to help the D-backs beat the Cubs for their sixth win in seven games.

2 days ago

D-backs claim pitcher Jordan Weems from Oakland Athletics