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Diamondbacks' Daulton Varsho: Slugs seventh homer
Varsho went 1-for-4 with a solo home run Thursday against the Cubs.
Varsho took Marcus Stroman yard in the fourth inning to record his seventh homer of the season. He's hit well for most of May, collecting three home runs, seven RBI and nine runs scored across 15 games. For the season, Varsho has maintained a .252/.324/.466 line across 148 plate appearances.... See More ... See Less
Diamondbacks' Zac Gallen: Earns third win
Gallen (3-0) allowed one earned run on two hits and three walks while striking out four across five innings to earn the win Thursday against the Cubs.
Gallen opened the game by retiring eight of the first nine hitters he faced. He ran into trouble from there but managed to induce a groundout to escape a bases-loaded jam in the fifth inning. Though he didn't look his sharpest Thursday, Gallen has allowed two earned runs or fewer in all seven of his starts this season. As a result, he owns a 1.14 ERA with 39:8 K:BB across 39.1 innings.... See More ... See Less
Diamondbacks' Mark Melancon: Gets back on track
Melancon didn't allow a baserunner and struck out one in a scoreless ninth inning to tally the save Thursday against the Cubs.
Manager Torey Lovullo declared that Melancon would remain the team's closer despite allowing 10 earned runs across his last four innings entering Thursday's appearance. As promised, Melancon was called upon in the ninth inning to protect a two-run lead, and he did so to collect his eighth save of the season. Despite the encouraging outing, Melancon still has only five strikeouts across 13.1 innings on the campaign.... See More ... See Less
Diamondbacks' Jose Herrera: Placed on injured list
Herrera was placed on the injured list for an undisclosed reason Thursday.
Since the Diamondbacks didn't provide a reason for placing Herrera on the IL, he's likely on the COVID-19 IL. Assuming that's the case, he'll be eligible to return as soon as he clears the league's health and safety protocols. Grayson Greiner's contract was selected Thursday to provide additional depth behind the dish.... See More ... See Less
Diamondbacks' Grayson Greiner: Contract selected by Arizona
Greiner's contract was selected by the Diamondbacks on Thursday.
Greiner joined the Diamondbacks on a minor-league deal in mid-March, and he slashed .351/.429/.514 with a home run, five RBI and four runs over 10 games at Triple-A Reno. He'll provide depth behind the dish for the major-league club after Jose Herrera (undisclosed) was placed on the injured list.... See More ... See Less
Diamondbacks' Tyler Gilbert: Sent back to Reno
The Diamondbacks optioned Gilbert to Triple-A Reno on Wednesday.
The move was expected after Gilbert was designated as the 27th man for Tuesday's doubleheader with the Dodgers. He started the first game of the twin bill, taking the loss after giving up six runs on seven hits and two walks while striking out six over 5.2 innings.... See More ... See Less
Diamondbacks' Jordan Luplow: Starts against righty
Luplow will serve as Arizona's designated hitter and No. 7 batter in Thursday's game against the Cubs.
Luplow has mostly operated as a short-side platoon player for Arizona this season, but he'll find himself in the lineup against a right-handed pitcher (Marcus Stroman) as the Diamondbacks open a four-game set in Chicago. With Cooper Hummel (illness) on the COVID-19-related injured list, Luplow could be in store for a brief run as an everyday player.... See More ... See Less
Diamondbacks' Jake Hager: Returns to reserve role
Hager is out of the lineup for Thursday's game against the Cubs.
Hager went a collective 1-for-9 with two walks and an RBI while starting each of the past three games at second base, but he looks set to move into a full-time reserve role moving forward after Ketel Marte (hand) was cleared to return to the lineup Thursday. Once outfielder/designated hitter Cooper Hummel (illness) is activated from the COVID-19-related injured list, Hager is expected to be returned to Triple-A Reno.... See More ... See Less
Diamondbacks' Ketel Marte: Back in lineup Thursday
Marte (hand) is starting Thursday against the Cubs.
Marte missed the last two games due to left hand soreness, but he'll start at the keystone and bat third during Thursday's series opener at Wrigley Field. Over his last five games, he's gone 7-for-17 with three doubles, three runs and three RBI.... See More ... See Less
Diamondbacks' Jake Hager: Filling in for Marte
Hager started at second base and went 1-for-2 with a walk in Wednesday's 5-3 loss to the Dodgers.
Hager's getting steady work since being called up earlier this week. He appeared in both ends of Tuesday's doubleheader, giving second baseman Ketel Marte a breather in the first game, then filling in again at second in the night cap after Marte sustained a hand injury while pinch hitting during Game 1. Marte was unavailable once again Wednesday but said the hand is feeling better, and he could be ready to go Thursday against the Cubs. Hager may stick around for now while the Diamondbacks deal with a mini-outbreak of COVID.... See More ... See Less
Diamondbacks' Ketel Marte: Could return Thursday
Marte said his sore left hand is feeling better, and he could play Thursday against the Cubs, Nick Piecoro of the Arizona Republic reports.
Marte sustained the injury during the first game of Tuesday's doubleheader while pinch hitting, and he was scratched for the nightcap and before sitting out Wednesday. Jake Hager replaced Marte at second base for both games.... See More ... See Less
Diamondbacks' Paul Fry: Shipped to Arizona
Fry was acquired by the Diamondbacks from the Orioles on Wednesday in exchange for minor-league pitcher Luis Osorio.
Fry was designated for assignment by Baltimore over the weekend after beginning the year with a 6.00 ERA, and he'll now make his way to Arizona. The left-hander will report to Triple-A Reno for his new organization.... See More ... See Less
Diamondbacks' Jordan Lawlar: Raking in Single-A
Lawlar is hitting .336/.452/.555 with six homers and 17 steals through 29 games for Single-A Visalia this year.
The No. 6 overall pick in last year's draft, Lawlar had an abbreviated 2021 due to August shoulder surgery, but he's been back with a vengeance this year. Still just 19, Lawlar has flashed a spectacular bat and baserunning ability. Less spectacular: his fielding, as he's made 12 errors in 23 games at shortstop, good for a horrendous .864 fielding percentage. If he doesn't improve on that front, a move to second base (or perhaps the outfield) may be forthcoming, but scouts have generally been bullish on his ability to stick at shortstop, so that can't be ruled out. Arizona will probably bring him along fairly steadily, but there's a lot to like about the profile.... See More ... See Less
Diamondbacks' Jacob Webb: Called up by Arizona
Webb was recalled by the Diamondbacks on Wednesday.
Webb was claimed off waivers by the Diamondbacks in mid-April, and he made five relief appearances at Triple-A Reno. He posted a 12.46 ERA and 2.44 WHIP in 4.1 innings but will join the major-league club as bullpen depth after southpaw Kyle Nelson (undisclosed) was placed on the injured list Wednesday.... See More ... See Less
Diamondbacks' Edwin Uceta: Dispatched to Triple-A
The Diamondbacks optioned Uceta to Triple-A Reno on Wednesday.
Arizona opted to move Uceta to the minors since he was unlikely to be available for the next couple of days after tossing three innings and 47 pitches in a mop-up role during the Diamondbacks' 12-3 loss to the Dodgers on Tuesday in the second game of a doubleheader. Carlos Frias was summoned from Triple-A to fill Uceta's spot in the bullpen.... See More ... See Less
Diamondbacks' Luis Frias: Returns to majors
The Diamondbacks recalled Frias from Triple-A Reno on Wednesday.
He'll take the spot in the bullpen that previously belonged to Edwin Uceta, who was optioned to Reno after throwing three innings in long relief in Game 2 of Tuesday's doubleheader with the Dodgers. Frias, who most recently tossed two innings Sunday for Reno, will give the Diamondbacks a fresh relief arm for Wednesday's series finale.... See More ... See Less
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