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D-backs release Evans, activate Pacheco

CINCINNATI -- The D-backs placed Nick Evans on unconditional release waivers, clearing the way for him to sign with the Rakuten Golden Eagles in Japan.

The move had been rumored for a couple of days after being reported by

To take Evans' place on the roster, the D-backs activated Jordan Pacheco, who had been on the disabled list with right shoulder tendinitis.

"Shoulder feels great, it feels really good," Pacheco said. "Hopefully I can help these guys out and we can win some games."

Steve Gilbert is a reporter for Follow him on Twitter @SteveGilbertMLB.
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