Brito (finger) was activated from the 60-day disabled list and subsequently optioned to Triple-A Reno on Sunday.
Brito underwent surgery to repair his dislocated left ring finger in early March. He recently breezed through a successful rehab assignment and is ready to return to full-time action. He'll get things started with Triple-A Reno with the hopes of working his way on to the MLB roster in the future.
Brito (finger) has appeared in seven games during his rehab assignment with Triple-A Reno, recording nine hits (four for extra bases) across 24 at-bats.
Brito was in contention for a reserve spot in the Diamondbacks' outfield heading into spring training, but a dislocated finger suffered in a March 8 Cactus League game dashed those hopes. After undergoing surgery on the digit, Brito spent the last two months recovering before being cleared to begin a rehab assignment with Reno on May 22. Considering the length of his absence along with the Diamondbacks' lack of need for outfield depth, Brito is expected to remain on assignment for the maximum 20 days before the team would have to activate him from the 60-day DL. It's likely that Brito will immediately be optioned back to Reno upon his activation.
Brito (finger) is set to begin a rehab assignment at Triple-A Reno, Jody Jackson of Fox Sports Arizona reports.
Brito has completed his post-surgery rehab program and is set to return to the field. However, because he's missed extended time and hasn't played since the spring, it's possible that Brito will be assigned to Triple-A Reno once he's activated from the disabled list. Brito struggled in the majors during the 2016 season, as he slashed .179/.196/.358 over 40 games.
Brito (finger) was placed on the 60-day disabled list Tuesday.
Brito's chances of winning a reserve role in the outfield ended early in spring training after he underwent surgery to repair a dislocated finger on his left hand back in March. With the 24-year-old expected to require two months of recovery time before he's cleared to resume baseball activities, it was an easy decision for the Diamondbacks to move him to the 60-day DL in order to open up a 40-man roster spot. The Diamondbacks will use one of those spots to add one of the two non-roster relievers that earned roles in the bullpen for Opening Day, Jorge De La Rosa and Tom Wilhelmsen.
Manager Torey Lovullo said that Brito (finger) will likely miss a couple months of action after undergoing surgery to repair a dislocation of his left ring finger Wednesday, Nick Piecoro of AZCentral Sports reports.
Brito was initially in the running for the Diamondbacks' fourth outfield spot, although this essentially seals the deal that he'll begin the season at Triple-A. That being said, if he performs well in his return to the diamond, he could push for a spot in Phoenix fairly quickly. With Brito likely out of the equation, Gregor Blanco and Jeremy Hazelbaker likely have a better chance of landing an Opening Day roster spot as a reserve outfielder, although time will tell who ultimately fills the 24-year-old's void.
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