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PHOENIX -- The Arizona Diamondbacks today announced they have acquired righthanded pitcher Matt Herges from the San Francisco Giants in exchange for minor league outfielder Doug DeVore. The corresponding roster move will be made when Herges joins the team tomorrow. Herges will wear #31.
Herges, 35, was designated for assignment by San Francisco on Sunday, May 29. He was 1-1 with a 4.71 ERA, allowing 11 runs in 21.0 innings pitched, in 21 games for the Giants this season. Over the span of his 7-year Major League career with the Los Angeles Dodgers, Montreal Expos, San Diego Padres and San Francisco, he has compiled a 30-26 record with 34 saves and a 3.66 ERA in 371 career games. A resident of Scottsdale, Herges notched a career-best 23 saves last season with the Giants.
DeVore hit .289 with 7 home runs and 32 RBI in 44 games this season for the Tucson Sidewinders (AAA). The 27-year old outfielder was initially drafted by Arizona in the 12th round of the 1999 First-Year Player Draft. DeVore made his Major League debut with the Diamondbacks in 2004, hitting .224 with 3 home runs and 13 RBI in 50 games.