PHOENIX (AP) -The Arizona Diamondbacks signed veteran reliever Bob Wickman on Friday to add bullpen depth.
The 38-year-old right-hander was released by the Atlanta Braves last month. He was 3-3 with a 3.92 ERA in 49 appearances this season. He had 20 saves in 26 appearances.
Wickman joins a bullpen that has been one of the strengths of the surprising Diamondbacks, who led the NL West by one game entering play Friday.
``We've got arms down there,'' manager Bob Melvin said, ``but this is another quality arm that's been through it.''
Wickman can spell any of Arizona's usual late-inning trio of Brandon Lyon, Tony Pena and closer Jose Valverde. He also could come in to shut down an opponent in the sixth, Melvin said.
Wickman, a two-time all-star, is 63-60 with a 3.58 ERA in parts of 15 major league seasons.
He would not be eligible for the postseason ``but he's a veteran arm to help us get there,'' general manager Josh Byrnes said.

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