Diamondbacks manager Kirk Gibson said Thursday that David Peralta (back) is "a day or two" away from returning to the lineup.
Peralta has been sidelined with back discomfort since September 5. The rookie outfielder has surprised with the D'Backs this season, sporting a .293/.326/.461 batting line with seven homers and six steals over 80 contests.
Mark Trumbo was held out of the lineup Thursday after exiting Wednesday's contest with back spasms.
Diamondbacks manager Kirk Gibson didn't think it was a major issue, saying that Trumbo "probably needed an off day anyway." It sounds like he should be back in the lineup at some point this weekend.
The Diamondbacks plan to use Daniel Hudson as a reliever next season.
It's possible that he'll eventually be moved back into the rotation at some point in the year, and being used as a starter remains the goal over the long-term. However, the thinking is that in his first full year back from a second Tommy John surgery, Hudson would be best off easing back into things in relief. He allowed four runs over 2 2/3 innings this month before being shut down but showed good stuff with a fastball that touched 97 mph.
Royals placed INF Christian Colon on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to September 7, with a fractured right middle finger.
Colon had been holding out hope that he could play through the injury, but the Royals obviously decided against it. He hit .302/.348/.442 over 20 games across a few stints with the big club this season.
Padres manager Bud Black said after Thursday's game that Robbie Erlin has probablyy earned another start.
Erlin held the Phillies to just one run over six innings while making a start in place of the injured Tyson Ross (general soreness). The Pads haven't officially shut Ross down yet, but even if they don't they could still give Erlin another shot. The left-hander would likely face the Rockies at home, making him a nice streaming option.