D-backs Select Lorin In Rule 5 Draft

PHOENIX -- The Arizona Diamondbacks selected right-handed pitcher Brett Lorin in Major League Baseball’s Rule 5 Draft, according to D-backs’ Executive Vice President and General Manager Kevin Towers.

Lorin, 24, was 7-6 with a 2.84 ERA (37 ER in 117.1 IP) and .230 opponents average (103-for-447) with 19 walks and 99 strikeouts in 25 games (17 starts) for the Single-A Advanced Bradenton Marauders in the Pittsburgh Pirates organization. In 17 starts, he went 4-5 with a 3.26 ERA (31 ER in 85.2 IP) and .239 opponents average (79-for-330) with 15 walks and 70 strikeouts. In 8 relief appearances, he went 3-1 with a save, a 1.71 ERA (6 ER in 31.2 IP), a .205 opponents average (24-for-117) with 4 walks and 29 strikeouts. Among Florida State League leaders, he ranked third with a 2.84 ERA and 1.04 WHIP and fourth with a .230 opponents average.

Over parts of four seasons in the farm systems for the Seattle Mariners and Pirates, Lorin was 18-16 with a save, a 3.03 ERA (115 ER in 341.1 IP) and .232 opponents average (295-for-1272) with 91 walks and 318 strikeouts.

Lorin was drafted by the Mariners as their fifth-round selection in the 2008 First-Year Player Draft. He was acquired along with first baseman Jeff Clement, shortstop Ronny Cedeno and pitchers Aaron Pribanic and Nathan Adcock by the Pirates on July 29, 2009 for infielder Jack Wilson and pitcher Ian Snell.

Lorin played collegiately at Long Beach State in 2008 and the University of Arizona in 2006-2007.