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Waiver targets among pitchers

Updated: August 15, 2011, 11:32 AM ET
By Buster Olney

Jason Marquis pitched with a broken leg until he couldn't anymore. Now the starting pitcher who was acquired to fill a spot in their rotation will be out for four to six weeks, as Nick Piecoro writes.

The Diamondbacks apparently have called up left-hander Wade Miley, as Nick writes, to fill Marquis' spot on the roster, and considering how well Miley has thrown in eight Triple-A starts, it's possible that he could be the solution. Miley's numbers in the hitting-rich league: 4-1 with a 3.64 ERA, 56 strikeouts and just 16 walks in 54.1 innings.

But presumably, the Diamondbacks will continue to evaluate all alternatives, such as Trevor Bauer, the No. 3 pick in the June draft, who made his first start in Double-A on Sunday and dominated -- he allowed no runs in five innings, surrendering five hits and a walk while striking out eight.

And Arizona will comb through the names of pitchers who are passing through waivers, or who have already passed through. Here are pitchers who have gone through waivers and can be traded right now:

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