Diamondbacks release ex-QB Booty

The Arizona Diamondbacks have released Josh Booty, who had

earned an invitation to the team’s spring training by winning a

televised knuckleball competition among former college

quarterbacks.

”The Next Knuckler” competition was held on MLB Network, with

Booty beating out his brother John David Booty, Doug Flutie, David

Greene and Ryan Perrilloux.

Josh Booty has major league experience, playing 13 games for the

Marlins from 1996-98. He also played quarterback at LSU.

Diamondbacks President Derrick Hall says the team ”thoroughly

enjoyed” having Booty in camp and gave him an opportunity to make

the team but ”it `did not work out for him.”