D-Backs Claim RHP Bobby Korecky from Twins
Bobby Korecky

Posted Feb 18, 2009


The Arizona Diamondbacks announced that they have claimed right-handed pitcher Bobby Korecky off waivers from the Minnesota Twins. To make room on their 40-man roster, the D-backs designated right-handed pitcher Jailen Peguero for assignment.

The 29-year old Bobby Korecky made his major league debut on April 26th last season for the Twins. He went 2-0 with a 4.58 ERA over 17.2 bullpen innings. Korecky became the first Twins pitcher to record a hit in an American League game since the designated hitter was introduced when he singled on May 19th vs. Texas.

Korecky was originally a 19th-round draft choice of the Philadelphia Phillies in 2002 before being traded to Minnesota on December 3, 2003 with Carlos Silva and Nick Punto in exchange for Eric Milton. Over parts of seven minor league seasons, he owns a 29-28 record with a 3.09 ERA in 425.2 innings pitched over 290 appearances with 131 saves.

To make room on their 40-man roster, the D-backs designated right-handed pitcher Jailen Peguero for assignment. He must clear waivers before he can report to minor league camp. Peguero, 28, was 1-0 with a 7.50 ERA in 24.0 innings in 25 major league games with the D-backs over parts of two seasons. In parts of nine minor league seasons in the Astros' and D-backs' organizations, he is 35-35 with a 3.30 ERA in 655.1 innings over 342 appearances.



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