In 27 games for the Rays this year, including four starts, Andriese had a 4.07 ERA. He gives Lovullo a right-hander who can go multiple innings, and one who is outstanding against left-handed hitters. Andriese has held lefties to a .174 mark this year, while righties are batting .285 against him.
"Lately, I've been using my curveball a little bit more, and I think that helps a lot against lefties," Andriese said. "I throw the changeup a lot, but throwing it in fastball counts it really helps, especially against lefties."
Souza described Andriese's change as a "cut changeup" because of its movement.
"People call it, sometimes, a split, but I kind of manipulate the cut and the run on it depending on who I'm facing, but usually I just try to make it go down," Andriese said of his changeup. "That's usually [when it's] most successful."
Andriese is eligible for salary arbitration for the first time after this season, and he will not become a free agent until after the 2021 season. He came up through the Minor Leagues as a starter, and the D-backs have not ruled out giving him a chance to start next season.
"I'm pretty comfortable being in the bullpen now," Andriese said. "I still view myself as a starter, obviously, but looking forward to the opportunity to be in the bullpen and help this team win. I've kind of done a little bit of everything. I was always prepared for whatever they called me to do, so I think that's helped me become a pitcher that's ready for any type of situation."