The Diamondbacks unconditionally released veteran catcher Gerald Laird on Monday, per MLB.com, ending his brief tenure with the team. Laird has played all of one game, with two at-bats, in 2015, his first season with Arizona. He had been on the DL with a back injury since early April.
Diamondbacks veteran catcher Gerald Laird was activated off of the 60-day disabled list on Thursday. Laird was subsequently desginated for assignment. Laird has played all of one game--two at-bats--in 2015, his first season with Arizona. He has been on the DL with a back injury since early April. But with the D-Backs already carrying three catchers (Jarrod Saltalamacchia, Welington Castillo and Oscar Hernandez), Laird was squeezed out of a job in Arizona. Laird is a 13-year veteran and has spent time with five different clubs during his career.
Diamondbacks catcher Gerald Laird (back) will throw Thursday for the first time in eight weeks, according to MLB.com. He will then hit in a few weeks and targets a return to action after the All-Star break. Laird has been sidelined since early April. He appeared in just one game before undergoing back surgery in late April.
Diamondbacks catcher Gerald Laird will throw for the first time in eight weeks on Thursday, according to MLB.com. A few weeks after Thursday's session, the plan is for Laird to begin hitting. His goal is to return after the All-Star Game. Laird underwent back surgery in April and has been sidelined since. He's been on the 60-day disabled list since April 21.
The Diamondbacks recalled infielder Danny Dorn from Triple-A Reno on Tuesday. They also moved catcher Gerald Laird (back) from the 15-day to the 60-day DL. Dorn was hitting .474 (18 for 38) with one triple, two home runs, four doubles and eight RBI in 10 games for Reno.