Skip navigation
Sign up to follow your favorites on all your devices.
Sign up

Diamondbacks move Patrick Corbin to the bullpen

Milwaukee Brewers v Arizona Diamondbacks

PHOENIX, AZ - AUGUST 06: Patrick Corbin #46 of the Arizona Diamondbacks delivers a pitch during the first inning against the Milwaukee Brewers at Chase Field on August 6, 2016 in Phoenix, Arizona. (Photo by Jennifer Stewart/Getty Images)

Getty Images

Diamondbacks lefty Patrick Corbin’s 2016 season hasn’t gone as expected. His first full season after undergoing Tommy John surgery in 2014, Corbin has a 4-12 record with a 5.58 ERA and a 105/57 K/BB ratio in 132 1/3 innings over 24 starts. Not very good.

The Diamondbacks have made a change, moving Corbin to the bullpen and inserting Zack Godley into the rotation,’s Steve Gilbert reports.

Godley hasn’t been much better, putting up a 5.24 ERA and a 35/13 K/BB ratio in 44 2/3 innings over six starts and seven relief appearances.

Corbin still has two more years of arbitration eligibility remaining. Though his salary will be progressively increasing, the Diamondbacks aren’t likely to non-tender him -- at least not this winter -- so he’ll have a shot to get back into the rotation next spring.

Follow @Baer_Bill