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12/10/2005 6:13 PM ET
D-Backs sign Jarvis to MiLB contract
Veteran right-hander boasted top ERA in PCL
Kevin Jarvis spent 2005 in the Cardinals' organization and led the Pacific Coast League with a 3.38 ERA. (Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

PHOENIX -- The Diamondbacks added a pitcher on Friday as they signed Kevin Jarvis to a Minor League contract.

The right-hander was with the Cardinals organization in 2005 and appeared in 26 games (25 starts) for Triple-A Memphis, where he was 11-6 with a Pacific Coast League-leading 3.38 ERA.

Jarvis, 36, also made four relief appearances for the Cardinals last year and was 0-1 with a 13.50 ERA.

Over 11 years in the Major Leagues, Jarvis has a 34-47 record with a 5.97 ERA in 178 appearances (114 starts).

Steve Gilbert is a reporter for This story was not subject to the approval of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues or its clubs.