Those who are free agents at the end of this season are short-term rentals for teams looking to make a playoff push over the last two months, while those who come with control for next season as well, will potentially have a greater degree of value. Here’s the list of all the Diamondbacks who fall into either category and are currently healthy (hence, no Chris Devenski).
The Associated Press The Cleveland Indians claimed left-hander Alex Young off waivers from the Arizona Diamondbacks on Monday. Young went 2-6 with a 6.26 ERA in two stints with the Diamondbacks this season. He made 30 appearances and two starts before being designated for assignment on July 21.
The Arizona Diamondbacks continue to own the worst record in baseball but they aren't playing the poorest ball in the majors. The Texas Rangers currently hold that label and they strive to halt a 12-game losing streak when they face the Diamondbacks on Tuesday night in the opener of a two-game set at Arlington, Texas. The Rangers' slide is just three games away from matching the worst in franchise history -- a 15-gamer in 1972 under manager Ted Williams.