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Arizona Diamondbacks reliever Stefan Crichton has been designated for assignment, per beat writer Nick Piecoro. Outfielder has been recalled from Triple-A Reno in a corresponding move.
Crichton operated as the Diamondbacks' closer earlier this year but he had very few save opportunities over the last month and a half. However, he mostly struggled this season with a 6.04 ERA, 1.84 WHIP, and 15:12 K/BB ratio over 22 1/3 innings. He could get picked up by another team in need of bullpen help.
RHP Stefan Crichton had a rough appearance on Tuesday when allowed two runs on two hits with a pair of walks without recording a single out as the D-Backs lost to the Brewers 5-0.
Crichton came in during the sixth inning, replacing Joe Mantiply, with two outs and one runner on base. Things did not go so well as he surrendered a walk, a single, a walk, and another single to plate two runs. He didn't record an out before being replaced by Ryan Buchter. The poor appearance raises his ERA to 6.04 with a 1.84 WHIP and 15:12 K/BB ratio over 22 1/3 innings. He's not worth a roster spot in any format at the moment.
RHP Stefan Crichton surrendered two runs on three hits over 1/3 of an inning in the Diamondbacks 5-2 loss to the Giants on Monday.
Crichton entered in the bottom of the eighth inning with the Diamondbacks trailing by one run and was tasked with keeping that margin the same. He did not do his job as he allowed back-to-back singles to Steven Duggar and Austin Slater before Mike Yastrzemski smacked a ground-rule double. The Giants padded their lead with a few extra runs, putting the game out of reach for Arizona. Crichton now own an ugly 5.57 ERA, 1.67 WHIP, and 15:9 K/BB ratio over 21 innings this season. He is 4-for-4 on save opportunities and appears to still be the D-Backs closer but his last save chance came all the way back on May 10.
RHP Stefan Crichton allowed one run on two hits with a strikeout in one inning of relief in the Diamondbacks' 4-0 shutout loss to the A's on Wednesday.
Crichton allowed a pair of singles and a sacrifice fly to Matt Olson in the bottom of the seventh inning, which extended Oakland's lead to 4-0. The 29-year-old right-hander is still 4-for-4 on save chances this year for the D-Backs and appears to still be the team's primary closer even if he has a 5.30 ERA, 1.161 WHIP, and 15:7 K/BB ratio. Of course, save chances have been few and far between for Arizona, who have now lost 19 in a row on the road and 21 of 23 overall.
RHP Stefan Crichton took the loss on Sunday when he allowed a walk-off home run in the bottom of the ninth inning in the D-Backs 4-3 loss to the Rockies.
The Diamondbacks ended up having a bullpen game as starter Taylor Widener exited early with groin discomfort. The D-Backs pen held their own against the Rockies and lasted all the way until the ninth inning with the game tied at 3-3. Crichton came in to preserve the score and promptly served up a walk-off homer to Trevor Story to end the game. It was the 29-year-old's third loss of the season. He now owns a 6.23 ERA over 13 innings on the year but is a perfect 4-for-4 on save chances.