Arizona Diamondbacks & Cleveland Guardians Complete Trade

The Arizona Diamondbacks have acquired left-handed pitcher Konnor Pilkington from the Cleveland Guardians in exchange for $100,000.

Pilkington had played in 15 games for the Guardians last season, posting a 3.88 ERA and a 1-2 record across 58 innings. He began this season with the Triple-A Columbus team and was called up by the Guardians the previous week, where he made one relief appearance against the Colorado Rockies.

Despite pitching two scoreless innings and striking out two batters, Pilkington was deemed expendable by the Guardians, who had an abundance of young pitching talent.

Rookies Logan Allen and Tanner Bibee had been performing well for the Guardians and are expected to be part of their future rotation.

Pilkington has recorded a 6.37 ERA and a 3-7 record over two seasons at Triple-A. However, he has shown promise as a left-handed pitcher during his limited time in the majors, where he has recorded a 3.75 ERA over 16 appearances, including 11 starts.

The Diamondbacks will likely assign Pilkington to their Triple-A affiliate, the Reno Aces, where he will provide extra pitching depth for the team.

Although the 25-year-old's numbers may not be outstanding, the Diamondbacks will be hoping that he can continue to develop and contribute to their success in the future. Photo Credit: David Richard-USA TODAY Sports