D-backs acquire Kevin Mulvey on waiver claim

The Twins announced Tuesday that pitcher Kevin Mulvey had been assigned to the D-backs on a waiver claim for cash considerations.

Mulvey is expected to report to Arizona, who needs an additional pitcher after trading Jon Garland to the Dodgers on Monday night.

In the release, the Twins also said that they sent  cash and not a player to the D-Backs for right-hander Jon Rauch. So with cash going both ways, it turns out that Mulvey is essentially the player to be named later for that Rauch deal.

Mulvey was 5-8 with a 3.93 ERA with Triple-A Rochester this season and made one relief appearance for the Twins, allowing four runs in 1 1/3 innings at Oakland. The right-hander was one of four prospects the Twins received from the Mets in exchange for Johan Santana prior to the 2008 season.

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