Arizona Diamondbacks Sign LHP; Spent Last Two Seasons In Japan

Returning to the MLB.

The Arizona Diamondbacks have signed pitcher Jesse Biddle to a minor-league contract.

Biddle spent the last two seasons pitching overseas with the Orix Buffaloes of Japan's Nippon Professional Baseball.

The thirty-one-year-old last pitched in the majors with the Atlanta Braves, recording an ugly 8.44 ERA with 11 strikeouts over eight appearances.

For his major-league career, spanning four seasons, Biddle holds a 5.07 ERA, 1.60 WHIP, and 105 strikeouts over 103 innings of work. He's made 99 relief appearances split between the Atlanta Braves, Seattle Mariners, Texas Rangers and the Cincinnati Reds.

Biddle is a former first-round pick by the Phillies in the 2010 MLB Draft.

It's a depth signing by the D-Backs, and it's never a bad idea to add some more left-handed relief.
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