Brito was placed on the 15-day disabled list by the Diamondbacks Friday with a fractured right toe, Nick Piecoro of the Arizona Republic reports. Brito was recalled by the Diamondbacks on Monday, making two starts before fouling a ball off his foot last night, landing him on the disabled list. Brito was going to see some opportunities in the outfield for Arizona with both Chris Owings and David Peralta on the disabled list. There is no official timetable on Brito's return, but he may end up back in Triple-A Reno if either Owings or Peralta are back by that time.
Brito is starting in center field and batting ninth Thursday against Colorado. Brito is making his second start since being recalled on June 20. The 23-year-old went hitless with two strikeouts in his first start back against Philadelphia on Monday. He wasn't much better during an earlier stint with the club in April as he batted 7-for-31 (.226) with eight strikeouts. He'll likely share center field duties with Michael Bourn going forward.
Brito is out of the lineup for Tuesday's game against the Blue Jays. Brito got the start Monday in his first game back with the Diamondbacks, but he went 0-for-3 with a pair of strikeouts. The Diamondbacks will swap out Brito for Michael Bourn in center field for Tuesday's interleague matchup against the Blue Jays. That said, if Brito can start producing on a regular basis, it'd be a massive boost to an Arizona club that has had a revolving door in center field this season due to A.J. Pollock's absence.
The Diamondbacks recalled Brito from Triple-A Reno on Monday. Brito will take the roster spot of Brandon Drury, who was optioned to Reno following Sunday's game. With fellow outfielders Chris Owings and David Peralta both on the disabled list for the time being, Brito figures to serve as the Diamondbacks' backup center fielder behind Michael Bourn.
D-backs general manager Dave Stewart suggested that Brito is likely to return to the 25-man roster after the team's current stretch of 20 games without an off-day, the Arizona Republic reports. In two games since being optioned to Triple-A Reno earlier this week, Brito is 0-for-10 with a strikeout. The D-backs' lack of a true center fielder on the roster bodes well for Brito's chances of getting recalled soon, and it should only be a matter of time before he's raking in the hitter-friendly Pacific Coast League.