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Diamondbacks release ex-QB Booty

Wednesday - 3/27/2013, 8:20pm  ET

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) -- 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."

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