Shaw, a 23-year-old right-handed reliever, is the latest addition to the Diamondbacks roster, called up Friday from AAA Reno.â†µ
He said he was waiting in a hotel lobby in Colorado Spring, Colo., to get his room assignment when Shaw got the word that he’d been called up.â†µ
What happened next? Nothing, for a couple of hours while Shaw sat around in his room, unable to tell anyone but his wife and parents the good news. Then Shaw caught his plane to Florida.â†µ
His wife and parents quickly made plans to go to Florida, where the D-backs are playing the Marlins this weekend.â†µ
Scouting report on Shaw, by Shaw: "Mainly cutter, slider, curve ball."â†µ
Shaw was a reliever at Long Beach State for three years and is the 13th former Dirtbag in the majors this season alone.â†µ
"We've seen him over the last couple of years at spring training and he's thrown the ball well in the minor-leagues, except for he had one hiccup at Triple A, " manager Kirk Gibson said. "Just changes the makeup of our bullpen a little bit."