There is a new game. First you beat them, then you join them. Such is the case with the Arizona Diamondbacks who today claimed outfielder Roger Kieschnick off waivers from the San Francisco Giants. San Fran, you will recall just came into Chase Field and beat the D’backs three out of four games. Kieschnick was assigned to Triple A Reno.
The 27-year old Kieschnick was a third round draft pick of the Giants in 2008. In five Minor League seasons, he has career totals of 71 home runs and 298 RBI’s with a slash line of .275/.331/.485. Last season at Triple A Fresno, the lefty-swinging Kieschnick hit 13 home runs and drove in 56 runs. He added 27 doubles and 9 triples to go along with a .273/.339/.497 line. Finally making his Major League debut on July 31st, Kieschnick received a total of 84 at-bats with 17 hits. His line was .202/.295/.226 and he drove in five runs.
Kieschnick was added to the 40 man roster. In order to make room for him, the Snakes transferred Patrick Corbin from the 15 to the 60 day disabled list.