Diamondbacks Secure Fireballer Karcher

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On December 1st, the Arizona Diamondbacks inked reliever Ricky Karcher to a minor league deal.

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Diamondbacks Sign Karcher

A 13th-round pick by the Reds in 2017, Karcher made his MLB debut in June after four seasons in the minors.

Draft and Debut

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Despite his successful debut, Karcher returned to triple-A after just one appearance with the Reds.

Immediate Triple-A Move

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In the minor leagues last season, Karcher struggled with 32 earned runs in 60 innings but showed promise with 70 strikeouts.

Triple-A Performance

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Karcher faces challenges with consistent strike zone control, walking nearly a quarter of batters faced in triple-A.

Control Issues

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Armed with a fastball reaching 98 MPH, Karcher's success with the Diamondbacks hinges on improving control for bullpen depth.

Potential Asset

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