Blake Swihart

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      Diamondbacks' Blake Swihart: Outrighted to minors

      Blake Swihart was sent outright to Triple-A Reno on Wednesday, Zach Buchanan of The Athletic reports.Swihart was designated for assignment by the Arizona Diamondbacks earlier in the week, but he'll remain with the organization after passing through waivers untouched. Prior to being removed from Arizona's 40-man roster, Swihart compiled an unsightly .163/.222/.304 slash line in 45 games (99 plate appearances) with the Red Sox and Diamondbacks.

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      Diamondbacks' Blake Swihart: Loses roster spot

      The Arizona Diamondbacks designated Blake Swihart for assignment Monday.Swihart has no minor-league options remaining, so any team that puts in a waiver claim for the 27-year-old switch hitter would have to keep him in the majors. During his time in Arizona, the former elite catching prospect saw all of his action at first base or in the corner outfield. He failed to find a rhythm at the dish while seeing inconsistent work and struggling to stay healthy, batting just .163 with a 36.4 percent strikeout rate across 99 plate appearances.

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      Diamondbacks' Blake Swihart: Brought back from IL

      Blake Swihart (oblique) was activated from the 60-day injured list Wednesday.Swihart will take the roster spot of Greg Holland, who was designated for assignment Wednesday. Prior to landing on the shelf with an oblique injury at the beginning of June, Swihart compiled a .167/.227/.311 slash line across 42 games with Boston and Arizona. He figures to reclaim his utility role with the Arizona Diamondbacks now that he's healthy.

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      Diamondbacks' Blake Swihart: Moved to 60-day IL

      Blake Swihart (oblique) was shifted to the 60-day injured list Wednesday.Swihart has already been sidelined for 60 days, so this move won't have an effect on his return date. He's currently on a minor-league rehab assignment and is closing in on a return. In a corresponding move, Zac Gallen, who was acquired from the Marlins in exchange for Jazz Chisholm on Wednesday, was added to Arizona's roster.

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      Diamondbacks' Blake Swihart: Experiencing back soreness

      Blake Swihart (oblique) did not play Tuesday's rehab game because of back soreness, Drake Hills of the Arizona Republic reports.Swihart recently moved his rehab assignment from High-A Visalia to Triple-A Reno, so he had been getting close to a return. The back soreness may be a minor setback, but it stalls any momentum. Swihart has gone 4-for-19 over five rehab games.

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      Diamondbacks' Blake Swihart: Moving rehab to Triple-A

      Blake Swihart (oblique) will advance his rehab assignment to Triple-A Reno on Monday, Steve Gilbert of MLB.com reports.Swihart began his rehab stint with High-A Visalia, and it appears he's inching closer to a return after moving to Reno. It still remains unclear as to how many plate appearances he'll need in the minor leagues prior to being activated.

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      Diamondbacks' Blake Swihart: Rehab assignment update

      Blake Swihart (oblique) began his rehab assignment Wednesday and went 2-for-4 with a double and a run scored for High-A Visalia.It was previously reported that Swihart's rehab would begin Thursday, but manager Torey Lovullo erred when providing that update, per Nick Piecoro of the Arizona Republic. Swihart served as the designated hitter for the Rawhide. The Arizona Diamondbacks have not provided a certain number of plate appearances they would like Swihart to receive before activating him off the injured list.

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      Diamondbacks' Blake Swihart: Rehab assignment on tap

      Blake Swihart (oblique) will begin a rehab assignment Thursday with High-A Visalia, Nick Piecoro of the Arizona Republic reports.Swihart landed on the injured list June 1 and could get a week's worth of plate appearances before Arizona considers activating him.

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      Diamondbacks' Blake Swihart: Lands on injured list

      Blake Swihart was placed on the 10-day injured list Saturday with a strained right oblique.It didn't seem like things could get much worse for Swihart after his opening month, but they did; he hit .154/.200/.327 with 22 strikeouts in May (52 at-bats) and is now out indefinitely with this oblique strain. It's uncertain if Swihart will have a roster spot waiting for him once he's healthy. Kevin Cron was recalled in a corresponding move.

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      Diamondbacks' Blake Swihart: Back in starting lineup

      Blake Swihart started in left field and went 0-for-4 in Sunday's 6-2 win over San Francisco.Swihart filled in for the injured David Peralta (shoulder) against right-hander Shaun Anderson after Tim Locastro manned left field against two lefties in the first two games of the series. It looks like a platoon situation may be forming while Peralta is on the injured list, with Swihart against right-handers and Locastro against lefties.