Diamondbacks acquire Boxberger from Tampa Bay

FILE - In this July 21, 2017, file photo, Tampa Bay Rays reliever Brad Boxberger checks a runner at first base during a baseball game against the Texas Rangers in St. Petersburg, Fla. The Arizona Diamondbacks acquired Boxberger from the Tampa Bay Rays on Thursday, Nov. 30, 2017, for minor league right-hander Curtis Taylor. (AP Photo/Steve Nesius, File)

Steve Nesius

PHOENIX (AP) — Right-hander Brad Boxberger was acquired by the Arizona Diamondbacks from the Tampa Bay Rays on Thursday for minor league right-hander Curtis Taylor.

The 29-year-old Boxberger was an AL All-Star in 2015, when he led the league with 41 saves, but has battled injuries the past two seasons. He went 4-4 with a 3.38 ERA in 30 games this year while dealing with a right flexor strain.

Boxberger is 17-20 with a 3.19 ERA over six seasons with San Diego and Tampa Bay.

The 22-year-old Taylor went 3-4 with a 3.32 ERA in 13 starts for Class A Kane County last season, his second in the Diamondbacks' system.

Arizona has 15 arbitration-eligible players heading into Friday's deadline to offer 2018 contracts to unsigned players on 40-man rosters. Tampa Bay cut its total to 11.

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