Diamondbacks reportedly claim Jordan Pacheco off waivers

Christian Petersen

Pacheco appears headed to Arizona to serve as depth for such players as Miguel Montero and Tuffy Gosewich.

Catcher Jordan Pacheco, who was designated for assignment by the Rockies last week, has been claimed off waivers by the Diamondbacksaccording to SB Nation's Chris Cotillo. Neither team has confirmed the move.

Pacheco was removed from Colorado's 40-man roster on Wednesday to create a spot for Eddie Butler, who made his big league debut last Friday. The 28-year-old backstop, who also profiles as a utility player, hit .309 as a rookie in 2012 but has posted a relatively poor .238/.282/.320 line in 342 plate appearances since then. He'll join a Diamondbacks catching staff that includes Miguel Montero and Tuffy Gosewich. Pacheco, of course, also has significant experience at both corner infield positions, as well.

The Rockies listened to at least one trade offer for Pacheco and at one point were close to dealing him to the Rangers, according to a source.

Michael McKenry was recalled to the majors last week to replace Pacheco on the 25-man roster. The organization moved Michael Ramirez, who hit .217/.262/.287 for Asheville in 2013, to Colorado Springs in an effort to help that club's catching depth, which was previously made up of only McKenry and Jackson Williams, with Matt McBride currently on the disabled list.

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