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Diamondbacks trade for Rays pitcher Matt Andriese

Posted: 4:06 PM, Jul 25, 2018
Updated: 2018-07-26 00:25:51Z

The Arizona Diamondbacks have acquired right-handed pitcher Matt Andriese in a trade with the Tampa Bay Rays, the team announced Wednesday.

Andriese was acquired in exchange for a pair of minor leaguers, catcher Michael Perez and pitcher Brian Shaffer. The D-backs also designated relief pitcher Randall Delgado for assignment in order to make room for Andriese.

The 28-year-old Andriese was selected by the San Diego Padres in the third round of the 2011 MLB Draft. He has played in four seasons at the MLB level, all with the Rays. He has a career 19-22 record and a 4.30 ERA in 99 games (48 starts), including a 3-4 record and a 4.07 ERA in 27 appearances (four starts) for the Rays this season. He will make $558,000 this season.

The D-backs have a 56-47 record this season, one-half game behind the Los Angeles Dodgers for first place in the National League West division and one-half game behind the Atlanta Braves for the second and final Wild Card spot in the National League. After earning a Wild Card berth last season, the D-backs are looking to make the playoffs in consecutive seasons for the first time since 2001-02.

The 2018 MLB trade deadline is Tuesday.