Andriese is expected to move back to the bullpen during the upcoming week with Diamondbacks manager Torey Lovullo naming Matt Koch the team's starting pitcher for Tuesday's game against the Dodgers, Steve Gilbert of MLB.com reports. Andriese received the first opportunity to enter the rotation in place of Clay Buchholz (elbow), who sustained a season-ending injury Sept. 13. The right-hander's first start with the Diamondbacks was disastrous, as he lasted just two innings while giving up five runs on five hits to take the loss Sept. 18 against the Cubs. Koch, meanwhile, shined in long relief behind Andriese with four scoreless innings, so he'll get a look in the fifth starter's role during the final week of the season.
Andriese (0-2) got the loss Tuesday, allowing five runs on five hits while striking out four over two innings against the Cubs. Andriese was hit hard, allowing two home runs and two doubles in the brief outing. The 29-year-old was filling in the rotation spot of the injured Clay Buchholz (elbow), but it's unclear if he'll keep that spot the remainder of the season or slide back into a bullpen role. Since joining Arizona, the 29-year-old has a bloated 9.00 ERA and 1.78 WHIP over 13 appearances (one start).
Andriese will start Tuesday against the Cubs. Andriese will enter the rotation in place of Clay Buchholz, who was ruled out for the remainder of the season after suffering an elbow injury. The right-hander has made four starts this season, but he's been working in relief since joining the Diamondbacks at the end of July, so he likely won't throw more than a few innings in Tuesday's spot start. It's unclear if Andriese will stick in the rotation after Tuesday or if he'll return to the bullpen, though that could depend on how he fares. He owns a 4.76 ERA, 1.32 WHIP and 59:18 K:BB across 59.2 big-league innings this season.
Andriese was torched for seven runs on eight hits and two walks over 1.1 innings of relief in Monday's 13-2 loss to the Rockies. The seven earned runs were one more than Andriese had allowed in his last 12 appearances combined and resulted in his season ERA jumping from 3.99 to 4.76. The right-hander is likely to serve as an innings eater out of the bullpen for the remainder of the season, but don't expect him to see much duty in high-leverage spots even while the Diamondbacks' late-inning situation remains unsettled for the moment.
Andriese was recalled from High-A Visalia on Tuesday. Andriese is back with the Diamondbacks after making one appearance for the Rawhide, striking out five across 3.2 innings. There had been talk of stretching Andriese out to start, but he threw only 62 pitches in that aforementioned outing, so he may be limited to a long-relief role down the stretch. Andriese has a 4.09 ERA and 73:21 K:BB across 72.2 big-league innings this season.