Arizona Diamondbacks general manager, Dave Stewart landed a starting pitcher, acquiring right-hander Jeremy Hellickson from the Rays in exchange for minor-league prospects Justin Williams and Andrew Velazquez.
Chris Cotillo of SB Nation and MLB Daily Dish reported that talks were ongoing into Fri. evening. Within minutes, Jon HEYMAN CONFIRMED THE DEAL.
Hellickson, 27, underwent elbow surgery on Jan. 30 that ended up keeping him out of Tampa Bay’s rotation until July. After his return, he was never able to get on track, going just 1-5 with a 4.52 ERA over 13 starts. Hellickson was previously named American League Rookie of the Year in 2011 after posting 13 wins and a 2.95 ERA in 189 innings. His sophomore season was just as good. In 31 starts, he was 10-11 with a 3.10 ERA, while winning a Gold Glove.