Drabek signed with the Diamondbacks on Monday, Matt Eddy of Baseball America reports. Drabek spent the majority of the 2015 season at Triple-A, posting a 3.47 ERA in 24 starts at the level. He could serve as an option out of the bullpen in Arizona, but more likely than not he'll begin the season back in the minors, as he hasn't pitched more than six innings in a season in the big leagues since 2012.
Right-hander Kyle Drabek has not gone from top prospect to dud quite yet. He is only 27 and is on a roll at Triple-A Charlotte. Drabek was demoted by the White Sox after three relief appearances in April. He has been used exclusively as a starter with the Knights and owns a 2.85 ERA. He has allowed just 54 hits in 66 1/3 innings with 21 walks and 45 strikeouts. He spent parts of four seasons with Toronto after being selected in the first round of the 2006 draft by Philadelphia, but never came close to reaching his potential. His big-league career ERA is 5.27 and he has yielded an unacceptable 113 walks in 177 2/3 innings.
White Sox pitcher Kyle Drabek was outrighted to Triple-A Charlotte on Wednesday. He was designated for assignment Monday.
The White Sox placed Javy Guerra on the 15-day disabled list Monday, retroactive to April 13, due to shoulder inflammation while also designating pitcher Kyle Drabek for assignment. The pair of moves clears roster spots for top prospect Carlos Rodon and Jake Petricka, who's returning from a forearm injury. Guerra has tossed 1 2/3 scoreless innings in three appearances but was unable to pitch at all last week. Drabek gave up three earned runs on nine hits and two walks in 5 1/3 innings in three appearances before being taken off the active roster.
RHP Kyle Drabek earned a spot on the White Sox roster, manager Robin Ventura confirmed on Sunday. Drabek had a 2.57 ERA in six spring games with the Blue Jays. The White Sox selected him off waivers on March 27.