Short trade: Diekman from Rangers to DBacks while in Arizona

  • Short trade: Diekman from Rangers to DBacks while in Arizona

Short trade: Diekman from Rangers to DBacks while in Arizona

Clearly, the bullpen was a concern for general manager Matt Hazen, who has seen the D-backs' relief unit put up a 24th-place ranking in fWAR despite posting the majors' second-best ERA (3.07) so far this season.

The Diamondbacks answered in the bottom half with the help of a throwing error by third baseman Adrian Beltre, going up 4-3 when Souza bounced a three-run homer off the top of the wall in left. Robinson Chirinos laced a game-tying, one-out single off Yoshihisa Hirano. Shin-soo Choo for the Rangers hit two homeruns and was accountable for, four of the nine runs that the Rangers had. The D-backs previously made a trade with the Marlins to reunite with righty Brad Ziegler, who had been in Arizona from 2012-16.

If only every trade deal could go down as seamlessly.

Ziegler, 38, spent parts of six seasons with the Diamondbacks from 2011 to 2016, posting a 2.49 ERA and 62 saves over that stretch. Arizona assumes the $2,951,613 remaining of Ziegler's $9 million salary.

Huang, 24, has split his season between High-A Visalia and Double-A Jackson.

Diekman, 31, was 1-1 with two saves, 14 holds and a 3.69 ERA in 47 appearances with the Rangers.

Diekman was traded on Monday after pitching against the Diamondbacks and striking out two batters in the ninth inning.

The Diamondbacks acquired Diekman and cash considerations from the Rangers in exchange for Wei-Chieh Huang and a player to be named later.

In corresponding moves, the Diamondbacks designated lefty Jorge De La Rosa for assignment and moved right-hander Shelby Miller to the 60-day disabled list.