The Arizona Diamondbacks didn't have as many tough choices as some of their MLB counterparts before opening day, but still made some significant moves on Wednesday, especially to their pitching staff with the news that Takashi Saito will be placed on the DL, while RHP Mike Zagurski has cleared waivers and will be outrighted to triple-A Reno
Gibson's hoping Saito (medial right calf strain) will be able to return as soon as eligible, which he says is April 15.— Nick Piecoro (@nickpiecoro) April 4, 2012
Zagurski being outrighted means he has cleared waivers. He'll go to Triple-A Reno.— Nick Piecoro (@nickpiecoro) April 4, 2012
So that means LHP Wade Miley makes the team as the long reliever.— Nick Piecoro (@nickpiecoro) April 4, 2012
Luckily the D-backs won't be long without Saito, who hopefully can keep from having any setbacks with his strained right calf. As for Zagurski his 2.61 ERA in 10 spring appearances wasn't enough to warrant a roster spot, but could see time later this season. Miley had himself a decent spring with a 1-1 record a 5.59 ERA, helping shore up the bullpen.
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