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D-backs claim Roger Kieschnick from Giants


PHOENIX - The Arizona Diamondbacks (@Dbacks) claimed outfielder Roger Kieschnick off waivers from the San Francisco Giants and optioned him to Triple-A Reno. In addition, the D-backs transferred left-handed pitcher Patrick Corbin on the 60-day disabled list, according to D-backs Executive Vice President and General Manager Kevin Towers.

Kieschnick, 27, appeared in 38 games with the Giants in 2013 and hit .202 (17-for-84) with 1 triple and 5 RBI. He also batted .273 (102-for-374) with 27 doubles, 9 triples, 13 home runs and 56 RBI in 101 games with Triple-A Fresno.

The 6-foot-3, 220-pounder is a career .275 hitter (497-for-1,807) with 108 doubles, 71 home runs and 298 RBI in 476 Minor League games in the Giants' organization. Kieschnick was originally drafted by San Francisco in the third round of the 2008 First-Year Player Draft.

Corbin, 24, underwent Tommy John surgery on his left elbow on March 25, and was placed on the 15-day disabled list on March 30 (retro to March 19).

The D-backs' 40-man roster remains at 40. 

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