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The Newest Diamondback: Randy Wolf

In an effort to address problems of starting pitching depth, the Arizona Diamondbacks have signed veteran lefty Randy Wolf to a minor league deal.


Well, that didn't take long. Only hours after it was announced that the Diamondbacks were looking for a veteran starting pitcher to aid the team with its rotation woes, the team inked lefty starter Randy Wolf to a minor league contract.

There is no denying that the Diamondback rotation has had issues with pitchers making it deep into games, placing excessive hardship on an already shaky bullpen. Reports are that Wolf could be starting for the Reno Aces as soon as Monday. This would seem to suggest that the plan is for Wolf to use Reno as a tune-up ground for rapid insertion into the Diamondback rotation.

The left-handed Wolf last pitched in the big leagues in 2012 before being sidelined with Tommy John surgery which cost him the 2013 season. The 14-year veteran owns a career 4.20 ERA with 7.0 K/9, 3.2 BB/9 and a 39% ground-ball rate.

This would also seem to indicate that the team is prepared to leave both Bo Schultz and Mike Bolsinger in Reno for the time being, though it is certainly possible that there could be a number of moves made to really shake things up if the Diamondback rotation continues to struggle.