Published: Thu, August 02, 2018
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Choo drives in 4 in Rangers' win over Diamondbacks

Choo drives in 4 in Rangers' win over Diamondbacks

Left-hander Jake Diekman didn't have to travel far to meet up with his new team after being traded from the Texas Rangers to the Arizona Diamondbacks. Robert Murray of The Athletic reports that the Rangers will get minor league pitcher Wei-Chieh Huang from the D-Backs. In addition, left-handed pitcher Jorge De La Rosa was designated for assignment.

Huang, rated the Diamondbacks' 22nd-best prospect in midseason MLB.com rankings, was selected to the World Team roster for the 2015 All-Star Futures Game, pitching in that year's game at Great American Ball Park. With Jackson, Huang tossed a 2.00 ERA in 10 games played.

Eddie Butler (2-1) got the final out of the sixth for the win.

With Texas is in town for a two-game series, Diekman will only have to make the short walk down the hall to join his new club. He's allowed 16 earned runs in 2018.


Miami received 24-year-old right-hander Tommy Eveld, who is 3-2 with a 1.11 ERA in two levels in the Diamondbacks' system this season. Diekman fills a need for another lefty reliever, while Ziegler adds more late inning depth. The 31-year-old, who has generally been a quality reliever since debuting in 2012 with the Phillies, has pitched to a 3.69 ERA/3.36 FIP with 11.08 K/9, 5.31 BB/9 and a 44.9 percent groundball rate this season.

The Diamondbacks weren't done dealing after re-acquiring Brad Ziegler from the Marlins this morning.

Shin-Soo Choo homered twice and had four RBIs, helping the Rangers rally after a power outage delay to beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 9-5 Monday night.

Diekman and Ziegler will both be rentals for the D-backs' bullpen in 2018 as both players will be free agents at the end of the season.

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