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D-backs resolve Zach Davies’ mutual option, RHP set to become free agent

Nov 7, 2022, 10:10 AM
Arizona Diamondbacks starting pitcher Zach Davies throws to a Los Angeles Dodgers batter during the...

Arizona Diamondbacks starting pitcher Zach Davies throws to a Los Angeles Dodgers batter during the first inning of a baseball game, Tuesday, Sept 20, 2022, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu)

(AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu)

The MLB Players Association announced RHP Zach Davies resolved his option with the Arizona Diamondbacks on Monday and will become a free agent.

Davies finished the year with a 2-5 record, 4.09 ERA and 1.30 WHIP over 27 games played. He signed a one-year, $1.5 million contract last offseason and will receive a $250,000 buyout through his mutual option for 2023.

Davies got off to a fantastic beginning to the year, allowing three or fewer runs in six of his first seven starts while posting a 3.57 ERA. His name became one to watch at the trade deadline before he injured his shoulder and missed the whole month of July.

The news comes after the Diamondbacks brought up a plethora of starting rookie pitching talent in 2022 including Drey Jameson, Tommy Henry and Rhyne Nelson. Arizona also has two starting pitchers ranked in its top-five minor league prospects with Brandon Pfaadt (AAA) and Blake Walston (AA), according to MLB.com.

Free agents are eligible to sign with any team starting on Thursday at 5 p.m. EST but can negotiate with their 2022 team until then.

As the D-backs rotation gets some clarity, the starting pitchers that currently either have or are fighting for a rotation spot include Zac Gallen, Merrill Kelly, Madison Bumgarner and the three rookies.

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