Per Matt Gelb of the Philadelphia Inquirer, 2006 BlueClaws pitcher Mike Zagurski has been traded to Arizona for a player-to-be-named later.
Zagurski was with the BlueClaws in 2006 and made his MLB debut on May 25, 2007, becoming the fastest player to go From the Shore to the Show.
We bobbled him the next year as part of the Made the Phillies series, and the picture is of Zagurski with the bobblehead doll the night it was given away (July 29th, 2008).
Why now? As Gelb explains:
The 28-year-old had no options remaining, which meant the Phillies would have to keep him on the roster coming out of spring training in 2012 or cut him loose.
Good luck to Mike.
By the way, since Zagurski was acquired after September 1st, he is not eligible for the Diamondbacks post-season roster. So no, he can’t face the Phillies in the playoffs. The Phillies know all about this, with Sparky Lyle in 1980 a prominent example of the rule.