August 28, 2009
As the Arizona Diamondbacks arrived home for a brief three-game home stand before going back out on the road for a week; the team announced they had traded reliever Jon Rauch to the Minnesota Twins for the ever popular “player to be named later”.
This trade comes just two days after Rauch entered the game against the San Francisco Giants and gave up a three-run home run to lose that game. This has been a trying year for Rauch. He began the season as the primary set-up man for closer Chad Qualls but after a series of miscues found himself demoted to mop-up duties.