Blake Swihart’s rough 2019 season got even worse Monday.
The Arizona Diamondbacks designated the 27-year-old for assignment, likely ending the utilityman’s brief career in the desert. The D-Backs acquired Swihart in a trade with the Boston Red Sox in April.
The move was made to make room for infielder Josh Rojas on the 40-man roster. Rojas is listed as Arizona’s No. 29 prospect on MLB Pipeline.
Swihart’s season to forget began in spring training when his brother unexpectedly died.