D-backs claim Sean Poppen off waivers, send Stefan Crichton to Reno

Aug 2, 2021, 4:21 PM
Relief pitcher Sean Poppen #60 of the Tampa Bay Rays pitches during the sixth inning against the Cl...
Relief pitcher Sean Poppen #60 of the Tampa Bay Rays pitches during the sixth inning against the Cleveland Indians at Progressive Field on July 25, 2021 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)
(Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)

The Arizona Diamondbacks announced Monday they’ve claimed right-handed pitcher Sean Poppen off waivers from the Tampa Bay Rays.

As part of the move, the team sent relief pitcher Stefan Crichton down to Triple-A Reno.

Poppen, 27, was drafted by the Minnesota Twins in Round 19 of the 2016 MLB Draft out of Harvard University.

However, he would only play in 10 games over two years in the big leagues for the Twins.

In 2021, it’s possible the D-backs are the third team Poppen pitches for.

He started the year in Pittsburgh after being claimed off waivers by them in October 2020, but was purchased by the Rays on May 18, 2021.

Poppen appeared in three games for the Pirates and only pitched in one game for Tampa, recording two outs.

As for Crichton, he has an 0-4 record with a 7.33 ERA in 23.1 innings of work in 2021.

He had a career year in 2020 for the D-backs, where he had a 2.42 ERA for the season.


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