Zagurski grateful for chance with D-backs

Zagurski grateful for chance with D-backs

PHOENIX -- If nothing else, Mike Zagurski might be able to provide the D-backs with a good scouting report on the Phillies if they face them in the National League Division Series.

Zagurski, a left-handed reliever the D-backs acquired from the Phillies last week, reported Monday night. Arizona GM Kevin Towers said the move was made more with next year in mind, with Zagurski providing some left-handed depth during Spring Training.

When his Triple-A season ended, Zagurski was designated for assignment and the D-backs acquired him for a player to be named or cash.

"I was hoping for another opportunity and I was fortunate to get one here and hopefully I'll make the most of it," Zagurski said. "Maybe get an opportunity to pitch and show what I can do and help them win. They're on the right path right now. I'm not here to try and interfere with anything they're doing, just contribute if I get a chance to get in there. If not, we'll go from there and see where it gets us."

And how about providing a scouting report on his former organization if the D-backs face them in the NLDS?

"I'll be happy to inform of what I know," he said. "I don't know that I know much more than anybody else."