The Diamondbacks are in agreement on a minor-league deal with right-hander Alexi Ogando, according to multiple major-league sources. Ogando, who hasn’t pitched in two weeks, will head to Triple-A Reno before being considered for a major-league call-up.
Ogando, 32, was recently designated for assignment and subsequently released by the Braves. After a solid start to the year, he struggled in his final outings with Atlanta and ended his short tenure with the club with a 3.94 ERA in 36 relief appearances.
Ogando drew trade interest earlier in the season, but Atlanta held on too long and ended up receiving no compensation for letting him go. It is unclear if Arizona had interest in him in trade talks, though the club appears hopeful he will be able to contribute in the majors.
Ogando is a veteran of seven major-league seasons with the Rangers (2010-14), Red Sox (2015) and Braves (2016). In that time, he has posted a career 3.47 ERA and was named an All-Star as a starter for Texas in 2011.