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DFA for Zack Godley, back to Reno for Taylor Clarke

D-backs make a flurry of roster moves before series against Phillies
Credit: AP
Arizona Diamondbacks starting pitcher Zack Godley throws to a San Francisco Giants batter during the first inning of a baseball game Saturday, June 22, 2019, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

PHOENIX — Designated for assignment.   3 words a major leaguer doesn't want attached to their name because it pretty much means your team is done with you, like an old couch sitting on a sidewalk that has a "FREE, TAKE ME" sign taped on it.   

D-backs righty Zack Godley got the DFA after 5 seasons with the Diamondbacks.

Godley pitched in 122 games for Arizona, starting 81 of them, and went 36-30 with a 4.70 ERA in that time.

Taylor Clarke was sent down to triple-A Reno to make room for newly acquired starting pitchers Mike Leake and Zac Gallen to join the rotation.  Clarke was 4-3 with a 5.46 ERA in 14 games pitched for the D-backs.

Meanwhile, Arizona called up left-handed reliever Robby Scott and selected right handed reliever Kevin Ginkel from Reno.   Ginkel was the D-backs' 22nd round draft pick in 2016 out of the University of Arizona.   He's the 5th Wildcat to play for the D-backs (Ed Vosberg, Alan Zinter, Daniel Schlereth, Konrad Scmidt, Ginkel).