CINCINNATI -- The D-backs placed Nick Evans on unconditional release waivers, clearing the way for him to sign with the Rakuten Golden Eagles in Japan.
The move had been rumored for a couple of days after being reported by mlbtraderumors.com.
To take Evans' place on the roster, the D-backs activated Jordan Pacheco, who had been on the disabled list with right shoulder tendinitis.
"Shoulder feels great, it feels really good," Pacheco said. "Hopefully I can help these guys out and we can win some games."