Report: D-Backs among teams eyeing former All-Star Yates

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The Arizona Diamondbacks are one of several clubs interested in signing free-agent reliever Kirby Yates, sources told Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic.

Yates, who had his second Tommy John surgery in March, is likely looking for a two-year deal, notes Rosenthal. The Toronto Blue Jays signed him to a one-year pact in January, but he never ended up pitching for the team after undergoing the elbow procedure.

The 34-year-old owns a career 3.54 ERA, 1.15 WHIP, and 12.8 K/9 across seven years in the majors. He led the National League with 41 saves during an All-Star campaign with the San Diego Padres in 2019.

The Diamondbacks finished with the second-worst bullpen ERA (5.08) last season.

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