Tapia was optioned to Triple-A Albuquerque on Friday.

Despite slashing .318/.362/.545 with a .907 OPS over the month of July, the young outfielder has seen a rough decline in playing time recently thanks to the hot hitting of Gerardo Parra. Tapia should see more at-bats down in the minors -- where he was batting .349 with 25 RBI before being called up -- and presents a viable option for a promotion when rosters expand in September. Ryan McMahon was recalled in a corresponding move to provide infield depth.

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