Diamondbacks reportedly agree with RHP Jandel Gustave on minor-league contract
Jan 31, 2023, 8:16 AM
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Right-handed reliever Jandel Gustave has agreed with the Arizona Diamondbacks on a minor-league contract, reports FanSided’s Robert Murray.
The move gives Gustave an invite to spring training with a chance to earn a place in the team’s reshuffled bullpen.
Gustave, 30, made 27 appearances in 2022, posting a 3.86 ERA and 1.286 WHIP for the Milwaukee Brewers.
He spent 2021 with Milwaukee as well and previously was with the San Francisco Giants (2019) and Houston Astros (2016-17). He missed 2018 while recovering from Tommy John surgery.
Arizona has targeted hard-throwing arms to compete for roles out of the bullpen heading into 2023.
Gustave primarily features a mid-90-mph fastball with a sinker and a slider.
He joins a group with undefined roles to battle out during spring training.
Notably, the D-backs added arms Miguel Castro, Scott McGough, Carlos Vargas and Cole Sulser, who are on the 40-man roster.
The team last week signed veteran reliever Jeurys Familia on a minor-league deal.