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Russell Branyan Earns His Release

Russell Branyan Earns His Release

The Arizona Diamondbacks needed to clear a position player from their 25-man roster and someone from their 40-man roster in order for Micah Owings to make a start against the Twins today. They checked both boxes by releasing Russell Branyan, who hasn't hit nearly as well in the regular season as he did this spring.

Tired of shuffling three players at first base, manager Kirk Gibson said something would give soon, and he wasn't kidding. After Friday's game, the D-backs released veteran Russell Branyan in a move than made room for Saturday starter Micah Owings on the roster. Arizona...

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