Jokisch signed a minor-league contract with the Diamondbacks in 2017. He spent time in upper levels of the minors with the Cubs, Marlins and Rangers last season, and should offer organizational bullpen depth with the Diamondbacks this season. Jokisch was assigned to Double-A Jackson for the start of 2017.
Jokisch was outrighted to Double-A Jacksonville on Friday, Joe Frisaro of MLB.com reports. Jokisch was designated for assignment by the team Wednesday, after calling up infielder Don Kelly to provide some depth. The 26-year-old southpaw has spent most of his 2015 season with Triple-A New Orleans, where he posted a 2.64 ERA during 30.2 innings of work. Jokisch failed to tally good strikeout numbers and his 1.53 WHIP was more indicative of his performance than his ERA.
Jokisch was designated for assignment by the Marlins on Wednesday, MLB.com's Joe Frisaro reports. The Marlins needed to add an extra corner infielder in Don Kelly on Wednesday, in order to fill the void left by Justin Bour (ankle), who was placed on the DL in a corresponding move. In order to select the contract of Kelly, the team needed a 40-man roster spot, and that came at the expense of Jokisch. Jokisch was added as a waiver claim back in mid-April, but hasn't seen the field for the Marlins this season. He owns a 3.92 ERA over 39 frames between Double-A and Triple-A this season.
Jokisch was claimed off waivers by Miami on Thursday, Joe Frisaro of MLB.com reports. Jokisch had a slim chance to compete for a major league roster spot out of camp, but he was assigned to Tripe-A, where he spent the bulk of the 2015 season, as well. The 26-year-old will head to the same level within the Marlins organization (Triple-A New Orleans), and the team designated right-hander Scott McGough on Thursday to make room on the 40-man roster.
Jokisch was optioned to Triple-A on Monday, Gordon Wittenmyer of the Chicago Sun Times reports. As expected, Jokisch will not be a part of the Cubs' Opening Day roster, and he appears destined to spend another year at Triple-A Iowa, where he posted a 3.87 ERA and 1.475 WHIP across 81.1 innings in 2015. The 26-year-old has not appeared in a major league game since 2014, when he made a brief, four-game cameo.
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