The Diamondbacks announced Monday they have activated catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia from the 15-day disabled list and optioned pitcher Dominic Leone to Double-A Mobile, per The Sports Xchange. Saltalamacchia has been on the disabled list since July 17 (retroactive to July 11) due to a strained muscle in his neck. He was hitting .213 with one home run in 20 games with the team. Leone is 0-5 with an 8.40 ERA in 13 appearances with the Mariners and D-Backs this season.
Diamondbacks reliever Dominic Leone was ejected from the game Wednesday for what home plate umpire Vic Carapazza believed to be throwing at Marlins hitter Christian Yelich, who was beaned. The hit-by-pitch was likely a response to Miami starter Jose Fernandez planting a 97 mph fastball onto the helmet of Arizona batter David Peralta the previous inning.
The Diamondbacks have recalled right-hander Dominic Leone from Double-A Mobile on Tuesday. Leone, who as acquired from the Mariners earlier this season, has made one relief appearance for the Diamondbacks, allowing three runs on four hits in one inning on June 4. In Double-A, Leone is 1-1 with a 4.58 ERA in 17 2/3 innings. To clear room for him on the roster, outfielder Danny Dorn was optioned to Triple-A Reno.
The Diamondbacks have optioned relief pitcher Dominic Leone to Double-A, the team announced after their 2-1 win over the Mets on Saturday. Leone (0-5) has a 8.03 ERA in 12 1/3 innings this season, and has allowed more walks (9) than strikeouts (7).
Newly acquired Diamondbacks reliever Dominic Leone has struggled this season, going 0-4 with a 6.35 ERA in 10 relief appearances. However, Arizona is banking on him finding the form he had last season, when he went 8-2 with a 2.17 ERA in 57 relief outings for the Mariners. "Last year, you look at his numbers and he's 8-2 with a 2.17 [ERA], and we believe that that is the pitcher that we're going to get," Arizona manager Dave Stewart said, per MLB.com.