Diamondbacks DFA Pitcher; Reinstate Outfielder Sidelined With Legal Issues For 3 Years

The Arizona Diamondbacks recently made a notable roster move by designating right-handed pitcher Peter Solomon for assignment. 

This decision was driven by the team's intention to create space on their 40-man roster for the highly anticipated return of outfield prospect Kristian Robinson, who had been sidelined due to legal issues for the past three years. 

Fortunately, Robinson successfully completed his probation, resulting in a reduction of his charge to a misdemeanor and the granting of a work visa.

Despite not having played official minor league games recently, Robinson is poised to make a comeback after recovering from a minor hamstring injury.

His reinstatement brings renewed excitement to the Diamondbacks organization, as they recognize his immense talent and potential.

The last time Robinson played in the minors, three seasons ago in 2019, the now 22-year-old slashed a strong .282/.368/.514 line, with 14 home runs, 51 RBIs, 17 stolen bases, and 43 runs scored over 69 games.

On the other hand, Peter Solomon, a 26-year-old reliever, faced challenges during his five relief appearances for the Diamondbacks this season, posting a brutal 12.15 ERA over 13.1 innings.

That being said, last season in his MLB debut, Solomon recorded a fantastic 1.29 ERA, with 10 strikeouts across 14 innings and six appearances with the Houston Astros.

It remains to be seen if any team will put a waiver claim in for him. Photo Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports