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Arizona Diamondbacks claim pitcher Jordan Weems off waivers

Apr 6, 2021; Oakland, California, USA; Oakland Athletics relief pitcher Jordan Weems (70) pitches the ball against the Los Angeles Dodgers during the ninth inning at RingCentral Coliseum. Mandatory Credit: Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports

The Arizona Diamondbacks claimed right-hander Jordan Weems off waivers from the Oakland Athletics on Monday and designated left-hander Ryan Buchter for assignment.

Weems, 28, had a 6.23 ERA in five relief appearances this season and was designated for assignment Saturday when Oakland recalled left-hander Sam Moll. Weems has a career 3.93 ERA in 14 appearances over the last two seasons.

Buchter, 34, was 0-2 with a 5.52 ERA in 16 relief appearances this season for Arizona. He is 17-6 lifetime over seven seasons with a 3.07 ERA in 283 relief appearances for the Atlanta Braves (2014), San Diego Padres (2016-17), Kansas City Royals (2017), A’s (2018-19), Los Angeles Angels (2020) and Diamondbacks.

–Field Level Media