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Diamondbacks send Tomas to minors, release Ross

Costly Cuts: Diamondbacks send Yasmany Tomas to minors, release Cody Ross in flurry of moves

Diamondbacks send Tomas to minors, release Ross

PHOENIX (AP) -- Yasmany Tomas has been sent to the minors by the Arizona Diamondbacks after the $68.5 million free agent from Cuba failed to make their opening-day roster.

Arizona also released veteran outfielder Cody Ross on Saturday night, discarding yet another player with a hefty salary. Ross was due to make $9.5 million this season in the final year of a $26 million, three-year contract. His deal included a $9.5 million club option for 2016 with a $1 million buyout.

The Diamondbacks selected the contract of pitcher Archie Bradley, a touted prospect who will open the season in the starting rotation. They also added catcher Gerald Laird and utility player Jordan Pacheco to the 25-man major league roster. Pacheco can play the infield and outfield as well as catcher.

Updated : 2021-09-24 02:51 GMT+08:00