Emiliano Fruto comes to the Arizona Diamondbacks as a very solid 22-year old with a great arm. The…
D-Backs trade Chris Carter for Emiliano Fruto
Fruto has pitched in 18 games (16 starts) for the Columbus Clippers (AAA) this season, going 3-0 with a 5.26 ERA (51 ER in 87.1 IP), 59 walks and 68 strikeouts. From April 21 to June 10, Fruto won three of his four starts (with a no-decision) with a 2.49 ERA (6 ER in 21.2 IP) with 25 strikeouts.
Originally signed as non-drafted free agent by Seattle on July 2, 2000, Fruto spent his first six years in the Mariners' system (2001-06) before a trade to Washington on Dec. 18, 2006. He made his Major League debut last year for Seattle, going 2-2 with a 5.50 ERA (22 ER in 36.0 IP) in 23 games after being called up on May 4. With his big league debut on May 14 at Los Angeles-AL, Fruto became the eighth Colombian native to play in the Major Leagues.
Carter has played in 126 games for the Tucson Sidewinders (AAA) this season, batting .324 (163-for-503) with 39 doubles, three triples, 18 home runs and 84 RBI.
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