Tomlinson signed a minor-league contract with the Diamondbacks that includes an invitation to spring training, Chris Cotillo of MassLive.com reports. Tomlinson has served the Giants in a Quadruple-A utility role for the last four seasons, but struggled mightily in 2018 with a .207/.265/.264 slash line in 140 at-bats. The 28-year-old has never exceeded 200 at-bats in the majors and that seems unlikely to change with Arizona in 2019, especially with Eduardo Escobar signing a $21 million extension in October.
The Giants recalled Tomlinson from Triple-A Sacramento ahead of Sunday's game against the Mets. As has been the case in his previous stints with the big club this season, the 28-year-old will be in line for a utility role during the final month of the campaign. Tomlinson, who has slashed .226/.284/.290 across 134 plate appearances with the Giants this season, likely won't pick up more than one or two starts per week.
Tomlinson was optioned to Triple-A Sacramento on Saturday. In sporadic playing time with the Giants this season, the utility man is hitting just .226/.284/.290. He has multiple routes back to the Giants' roster but hasn't done much to suggest he'll be a viable fantasy option when he returns.
Tomlinson was promoted from Triple-A Sacramento to the major leagues Monday, Alex Pavlovic of NBC Sports Bay Area reports. Tomlinson was banished to the minors Thursday, but after Pablo Sandoval (hamstring) and Johnny Cueto (elbow) were both placed on the disabled list, Tomlinson will have another opportunity to prove he belongs. He figures to take on a utility role with Joe Panik returning from an injury and resuming his role as the everyday second baseman.
The Giants optioned Tomlinson to Triple-A Sacramento on Thursday, Kerry Crowley of The San Jose Mercury News reports. Tomlinson started three games after being recalled July 15, but he will head back to Sacramento with third baseman Evan Longoria coming off the disabled list. Tomlinson will likely be the top option should the Giants need to add an infielder to the roster in the near future, and he will be back with the big club in September at the latest.