The Diamondbacks optioned pitcher Kevin Munson down to Triple-A Reno on Monday, according to the team's official website. Munson posted a 1.29 ERA over seven innings of relief this spring.
Diamondbacks reliever Kevin Munson hasn't appeared in a spring game yet. Manager Chip Hale said that Munson was dealing with "soreness" in his arm. Hale claimed he didn't know if the issue was with Munson's shoulder or elbow. They checked everything out and everything looked good," Hale told Nick Piecoro of AZCentral.com. "We're very careful during spring training to not push things."
The Diamondbacks have shored up their 40-man roster Thursday. The team purchased the contract of pitcher Kevin Munson and A.J. Schugel . Both players are now unavailable for the Rule-5 draft. In order to make room on the roster, the team designated Mike Bolsinger and Charles Brewer for assignment.
The Phillies returned pitcher Kevin Munson, a Rule 5 pick, to the Diamondbacks Tuesday, the team announced. Munson made five appearances with the Phillies this spring, giving up two runs (one earned) on seven hits and eight walks in seven innings while striking out six.
The Phillies selected relief pitcher Kevin Munson from the Diamondbacks organization in the Rule 5 draft Thursday and will give him a chance to win a spot in their bullpen. Munson had a 4.12 ERA, 1.17 WHIP and 10.9 strikeouts per nine innings in 53 appearances between Double- and Triple-A last year. "He's a power reliever, a two-pitch power guy," Phillies scouting director Mike Ondo told MLB.com. "A big fastball with a hard slider. He's a guy that can create some depth in our bullpen. Get him in the mix. In the past, he's been capable of giving you a two-inning outing. He's also a guy that can come in with that stuff and get a strikeout."
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