Diamondbacks add top prospect Jarrod Parker to bullpen

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Looking for a little boost down the stretch, the Diamondbacks have added 22-year-old Jarrod Parker to the relief corps in advance of Monday’s game.

Parker, who missed the entire 2010 season following Tommy John surgery, returned to go 11-8 with a 3.79 ERA and a 112/55 K/BB ratio in 130 2/3 innings for Double-A Mobile this year.  He struggled with control problems early, but he improved to a 2.84 ERA and a 56/22 K/BB ratio in 69 2/3 innings in the second half.

It’ll likely be a very temporary bullpen stint for Parker.  He may need some Triple-A time at the beginning of next year, but it shouldn’t be long before he’s a fixture in the Arizona rotation.  First, he’ll try to impress enough in the next 10 days to force the team to carry him on the postseason roster.

Braves sign veteran right-hander Tomlin to minor league deal

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The Atlanta Braves have signed right-hander Josh Tomlin to a minor league contract with an invitation to the team’s major league camp.

The 34-year-old Tomlin, who was released by Milwaukee on Wednesday, had a 6.14 ERA in 32 games, including nine starts, with Cleveland in 2018. Tomlin was 61-53 with a 4.77 ERA in nine seasons with the Indians.

Tomlin was 2-1 with a 4.80 ERA in five games with the Brewers this spring after joining the team on a minor league deal.

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