RP - ARI
RHP Chris Devenski blew the save but picked up the win on Sunday when he allowed two runs on three hits with two strikeouts over one inning in the D-Backs 8-4 win over the Rockies.
Devenski entered in the eighth inning to protect a 4-2 Diamondbacks lead. He allowed a double, a pair of singles, and hit a batter to blow the save for the Diamondbacks. He eventually got out of the inning but the Arizona offense was able to pick him up in the bottom half of the frame, which gave him the win. While it was encouraging to see Devenski see some high-leverage work, the Arizona bullpen is kind of a mess and should be a avoided for fantasy purposes.
An interesting story is developing out of NL West as the Diamondbacks have placed reliever Chris Devenski on the restricted list for "personal reasons," according to the team. The placement is not related to COVID-19, but no further information is known. Manager Torey Lovullo is expected to address the news in his postgame press conference.
In general, placement on the restricted list could mean many things, including suspension, personal leave, or some other type of non-injury absence from the team. In Devenski's case, the team says personal reasons are the culprit for this specific move. We'll know more later tonight, but hopefully all is well with Devenski. He owns a career 3.39 ERA and has allowed two runs on two hits over two innings this season.
RHP Chris Devenski blew the save on Tuesday when allowed a home run in the bottom of the ninth inning. He also struck out one in the outing. The D-Backs would go on to win the game over the Rockies by a score of 10-8 in extra-innings
Devenski entered in the bottom of the ninth inning to protect a one-run lead and quickly got the first two hours before Sam Hilliard caught one of his changeups and put it over the fence in right field. Devenski has now given up a home run in both of his save opportunities to begin the year but he was able to convert the first chance against the Padres. He'll probably get a pass for this one, it's not easy protecting any type of lead in Coors Field.
Chris Devenski picked up the save on Sunday after allowing a solo home run in the ninth inning of the D-Backs 3-1 win over the Padres.
Devenski entered in the bottom of the ninth inning to protect a 3-0 lead and got two quick outs via groundouts. He then served up a solo home run to Fernando Tatis Jr. but settled down to induce a Jake Cronenworth groundout to end the game. It's looking like a closer-by-committee in Arizona this season with Joakim Soria, Devenski, and possibly Stefan Crichton all getting save chances.
The Diamondbacks reached an agreement on a minor league contract with free agent RHP Chris Devenski.
The deal includes an invitation to spring training. It'll reportedly be worth $1 million should he make the team. The 30-year-old reliever was limited to just 3 2/3 innings during the 2020 season due to elbow issues.