D-backs trade RHP Matt Peacock to Royals for cash considerations

Apr 24, 2022, 7:18 PM

Starting pitcher Matt Peacock #47 of the Arizona Diamondbacks throws against the San Diego Padres d...

Starting pitcher Matt Peacock #47 of the Arizona Diamondbacks throws against the San Diego Padres during the first inning of the MLB game at Chase Field on August 12, 2021 in Phoenix, Arizona. (Photo by Ralph Freso/Getty Images)

(Photo by Ralph Freso/Getty Images)

The Arizona Diamondbacks traded right-handed pitcher Matt Peacock to the Kansas City Royals for cash considerations, the team announced Sunday.

Peacock pitched in two games for the D-backs this season prior to being optioned to Triple-A Reno on Tuesday.

In 2.2 innings of work, Peacock had a 6.75 ERA after allowing two earned runs. He added two strikeouts and walked two batters in his two games in an Arizona uniform.

The 28-year-old spent the 2021 season with the Diamondbacks as well, appearing in 35 games which included eight starts.

Peacock had a 5-7 record last season to go with a 4.90 ERA after pitching 86.1 innings.

The Diamondbacks drafted Peacock in Round 23 (No. 682 overall) in the 2017 MLB Draft.

Righty Edwin Uceta was called up to the D-backs on Tuesday in a corresponding move.

Since his call up, Uceta has given up two runs in 1.2 innings, both coming in his relief appearance in Sunday’s 6-2 loss to the New York Mets.

The D-backs bullpen struggled on Sunday, giving up four runs after starter Madison Bumgarner allowed one unearned run in five innings.

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