Relief pitcher Jake Diekman got traded from the Rangers to the Diamondbacks at the deadline, and the timing could not have been better. Thanks to the miracle of interleague play, the D-backs were halfway through a home series with Texas when they traded for Diekman, so all that the reliever had to do when the deal went down is go from one locker room to the other. The Diamondbacks even turned Diekman’s journey into a cute little video, in which he is driven away from the Rangers in a bullpen cart by a bobcat who is named D. Baxter The Bobcat.
Diekman already trusts his new team enough to get in a baseball-shaped vehicle driven by a man wearing a cat mask. That bodes well for the Diamondbacks.