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D-backs add Clarke, Cron, Payamps, Takahashi & Vargas to 40-man roster

The Arizona Diamondbacks added RHP Taylor Clarke (@t_clarke9), 1B Kevin Cron (@kevin_cron24), RHP Joel Payamps, RHP Bo Takahashi and RHP Emilio Vargas to the 40-man roster. The D-backs' 40-man roster is at 38.
November 20, 2018

PHOENIX - The Arizona Diamondbacks added RHP Taylor Clarke (@tclarke9), 1B Kevin Cron (@kevincron24), RHP Joel Payamps, RHP Bo Takahashi and RHP Emilio Vargas to the 40-man roster. The D-backs' 40-man roster is at 38. Added to the 40-man roster RHP Taylor Clarke (25) - Last season at Triple-A Reno, started

PHOENIX - The Arizona Diamondbacks added RHP Taylor Clarke (@t_clarke9), 1B Kevin Cron (@kevin_cron24), RHP Joel Payamps, RHP Bo Takahashi and RHP Emilio Vargas to the 40-man roster. The D-backs' 40-man roster is at 38.u5:p
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  • RHP Taylor Clarke (25) - Last season at Triple-A Reno, started 27 games and went 13-8 with a 4.03 ERA (68 ER in 152.0 IP), .254 opponent average and 125 strikeouts…in his final 10 starts, went 5-1 with a 2.79 ERA (19 ER in 61.1 IP)…tied for the Pacific Coast League lead with 13 wins and also ranked in innings (3rd, 152.0) and strikeouts (6th, 125)…in 2017 at Double-A Jackson, was named a Southern League midseason All-Star…in 2016, was named a MILB.com D-backs' organization All-Star…in 4 seasons in the D-backs' system (2015-18), in 94 games (81 starts), is 37-26 with 3 saves, a 3.41 ERA (177 ER in 467.1 IP), .239 opponent average and 408 strikeouts…over parts of 2 seasons at Reno, in 33 starts, is 16-10 with a 4.17 ERA (86 ER in 185.2 IP), .249 opponent average and 156 strikeouts…was the D-backs' third-round selection in the 2015 draft out of the College of Charleston.u5:p
  • 1B Kevin Cron (25) - Last season at Triple-A Reno, in 104 games, hit .309 (121-for-392)/.368 OBP/.554 SLG with 28 doubles, 1 triple, 22 homers, 97 RBI and 36 walks…led D-backs Minor Leaguers with 97 RBI and ranked second with 22 home runs…ranked among Pacific Coast League leaders in RBI (2nd, 97), SLG (5th, .554) and homers (T-10th, 22)...has been a 3-time postseason All-Star (2018 at Triple-A Reno, 2017 at Double-A Jackson, 2016 at Double-A Mobile)…in 2017 at Double-A Jackson, was the Southern League MVP and a midseason All-Star, a Baseball America Double-A All-Star and a MILB.com D-backs organization All-Star…in 2016, was selected to play in the Arizona Fall League Rising Stars Game…over 5 seasons in the D-backs' system (2014-18), has appeared in 560 games and hit .273 (587-for-2,151)/.332 OBP/.494 SLG with 135 doubles, 2 triples, 112 homers, 418 RBI and 173 walks…was the D-backs' 14th-round pick in the 2014 draft out of TCU (Texas Christian University)…attended Mountain Pointe High School in Phoenix…his dad, Chris, has served as the D-backs' hitting coordinator since 2014…his brother, C.J., is an infielder/designated hitter and played 5 seasons with the Los Angeles Angels (2014-17) and Tampa Bay Rays (2018).u5:p
  • RHP Joel Payamps (24) - Last season at Double-A Jackson and Triple-A Reno, appeared in 31 games (15 starts) and went 9-8 with a 3.87 ERA (50 ER in 116.1 IP), .241 opponent average, 122 strikeouts and a 1.14 WHIP…in 25 games (10 starts) at Jackson, went 9-4 with a 2.90 ERA (29 ER in 90.0 IP), a .217 opponent average, 96 strikeouts and a 0.97 WHIP…over 7 seasons in the Rockies' (2011-14) and D-backs' systems (2016-18), has appeared in 130 games (104 starts) and is 36-37 with a 4.19 ERA (273 ER in 587.0 IP), .253 opponent average and 507 strikeouts…signed with the D-backs as a Minor League free agent on Nov. 30, 2015…originally signed by the Rockies as a non-drafted free agent on July 2, 2010…is a native of Santiago, Dominican Republic.
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  • RHP Bo Takahashi (21) - Last season at Single-A Advanced Visalia and Double-A Jackson, made 23 starts and went 6-6 with a 4.03 ERA (54 ER in 120.2 IP), .246 opponent average and 130 strikeouts…in 14 starts at Jackson, went 3-3 with a 4.68 ERA (38 ER in 73.0 IP) and 77 strikeouts…participated in the 2018 Arizona Fall League…in 2017 at Visalia, was named a California League midseason All-Star…over 5 seasons in the D-backs system (2014-18), has appeared in 91 games (83 starts) and is 30-27 with a 4.26 ERA (212 ER in 448.1 IP), .245 opponent average and 392 strikeouts…signed with the D-backs as a Minor League free agent on Dec. 23, 2013…is a native of Presidente Prudente, Brazil.
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  • RHP Emilio Vargas (22) - Last season at Single-A Advanced Visalia and Double-A Jackson, appeared in 26 games (25 starts) and went 9-8 with a 2.88 ERA (46 ER in 143.2 IP), .229 opponent average and 170 strikeouts…was named a California League mid- and postseason All-Star for Visalia after going 8-5 with a 2.50 ERA (30 ER in 108.0 IP) in 20 games (19 starts)…averaged 11.7 strikeouts per 9.0 innings and ranked third in the California League in strikeouts (140)…in 2014, was named a Dominican Summer League midseason All-Star…in 6 seasons in the D-backs' system (2013-18), has appeared in 107 games (79 starts) and is 30-28 with 2 saves, a 3.40 ERA (179 ER in 473.2 IP), .237 opponent average and 472 strikeouts…signed with the D-backs as a non-drafted free agent on Jan. 23, 2013…is a native of Moca, Dominican Republic.
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