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D-backs grab outfielder Kieschnick off waivers

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DENVER -- The D-backs claimed outfielder Roger Kieschnick off waivers from the Giants on Friday.

Kieschnick was added to Arizona's 40-man roster and optioned to Triple-A Reno.

To make room on the roster for Kieschnick, left-hander Patrick Corbin was transferred from the 15-day to the 60-day disabled list. Players on the 60-day DL do not count against a team's 40-man roster.

Kieschnick appeared in 38 games last year for the Giants, hitting .202. He batted .273 with 13 homers and 56 RBIs for Triple-A Fresno.

Steve Gilbert is a reporter for MLB.com. Read his blog, Inside the D-backs, and follow him on Twitter @SteveGilbertMLB. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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