Arizona Diamondbacks Designate Pitcher For Assignment

With the signing of Andrew Chafin, the Arizona Diamondbacks had to remove someone from the 40-man roster.

As a result, the Diamondbacks have designated pitcher Tyler Holton for assignment.

Holton made his major-league debut last season, recording a 3.00 ERA, 1.11 WHIP, with six strikeouts over nine innings. He shut down left-handed batters, limiting them to just one hit in 11 at-bats.

The twenty-six-year-old spent the majority of the season at the Triple-A level, compiling a 4.43 ERA, 1.25 WHIP, with 43 strikeouts over 44.2 innings of work. He made 2 starts, 22 relief appearances, converted one save and held a 5-0 record.

Holton doesn't contain much velocity in his pitch repertoire, with his best pitch being his changeup. As a result, he'll likely pass through waivers unclaimed.

He is a former ninth-round pick by the D-Backs in the 2018 MLB Draft.
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