D'Backs designate former A's All-Star Cahill for assignment

D'Backs designate former A's All-Star Cahill for assignment
June 9, 2014, 5:45 pm
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In 19 appearances with the Diamondbacks this season, Trevor Cahill posted a 1-6 record with a 5.66 ERA. (AP)

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The Diamondbacks moved right-hander Trevor Cahill to the bullpen back in April and now they are prepared to eat the roughly $17 million remaining on his contract, as the team announced this evening that he has been designated for assignment to make room for J.J. Putz‘s return from the disabled list.

Drafted by the A's in the second round of the 2006 draft, Cahill made the AL All-Star team in 2010. Following the 2011 season, he was dealt with Craig Breslow to the Diamondbacks for Jarrod Parker, Ryan Cook and Collin Cowgill.

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