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Arizona Diamondbacks claim pitcher Tyler Zuber off waivers

Oct 26, 2022, 4:15 PM
Tyler Zuber #53 of the Kansas City Royals throws in the sixth inning against the Seattle Mariners a...
Tyler Zuber #53 of the Kansas City Royals throws in the sixth inning against the Seattle Mariners at Kauffman Stadium on September 17, 2021 in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Ed Zurga/Getty Images)
(Photo by Ed Zurga/Getty Images)

The Arizona Diamondbacks claimed former Kansas City Royals pitcher Tyler Zuber off waivers on Wednesday.

Zuber, 27, did not pitch in 2022 after Kansas City placed him on the 60-day injured list in mid-March due to right shoulder impingement syndrome. He broke through to the major league level in 2020, making 23 relief appearances across 22.0 innings for a 4.09 ERA.

The right-hander then bounced back and forth between Triple-A and MLB in 2021. He made a combined 59 outings at those two levels, with the 31 for the Royals resulting in 19 earned runs during 27.1 innings for a 6.26 ERA.

Arizona’s bullpen struggled immensely in 2022. The D-backs bullpen had 41 losses, tied for the most in the majors. It was 25th in ERA (4.58) and tied for 24th in WHIP (1.39).

The D-backs 40-man roster stands at 40, with Zuber not taking up one of those spots at this time.

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