Tyler Wagner was traded to Arizona before the season in the same deal that netted Jean Segura. While Segura made a huge impact for the Diamondbacks, Wagner only appeared in three games for Arizona back in April before being sent down to Triple-A. Then, in May, Wagner was placed on the DL with an undisclosed injury and he didn't pitch again the rest of the season. Claimed off waivers by the Rangers in November, Wagner's health will be a big factor heading into 2017. Assuming he's healthy, he looks like a fringe candidate to crack the roster out of spring training, but he does offer organizational depth. Most likely, he'll start at Triple-A, where he's only logged 26.2 innings in his career (he jumped from Double-A to MLB with the Brewers). Wagner flashed potential in 2015, when he went 11-5 with a 2.25 ERA and 1.15 WHIP at the Double-A level, but he's yet to translate that to success in the majors.
Wagner was optioned to Triple-A Round Rock on Monday, TR Sullivan of MLB.com reports. Wagner hasn't necessarily impressed this spring, allowing six runs on 13 hits across eight innings. He pitched well in the majors and minors in 2016, but an undisclosed injury shut his season down early and eventually led to him being subjected to waivers. He'll head back to Triple-A in 2017, where the 25-year-old will look to work his way back to the big leagues.
Wagner (undisclosed) gave up two runs over two innings Monday against the Indians. In those two innings, Wagner was pegged with four hits and a walk. While this wasn't an ideal outing for him, Wagner should improve moving forward. During his time in the minors, Wagner has repeatedly shown the ability to shut down batters and limit runs. Over five games (26.2 innings) at Triple-A Reno in 2016, he allowed just nine runs, giving him a 3.04 ERA in that time.
Wagner (undisclosed) was claimed off waivers by the Rangers on Friday. Wagner pitched well both in the majors and minors in 2016, but his season was cut short in May due to an undisclosed injury. The Rangers decided to take a chance on the righty, as he can either pitch as a starter or out of the bullpen. He'll likely compete for a back-end rotation spot during spring training if he's healthy.
Wagner was placed on the 7-day DL at Triple-A Reno on Sunday. It's not clear what's ailing Wagner, who most recently started Friday, tossing five innings and surrendering two runs. The 25-year-old owns a 3.04 ERA and 1.52 WHIP across 26.2 innings at Reno this season.
Wagner was optioned to Triple-A Reno on Monday. Wagner pitched well during his brief stint with the Diamondbacks, posting a 2.70 ERA including a win over 10 innings of work. He'll head back to Triple-A Reno where he'll be a likely candidate for another recall if the Diamondbacks need a fresh arm down the road.