Player News - Diamondbacks

Date: Team: Pos:

Diamondbacks activated OF A.J. Pollock from the 60-day disabled list.

Pollock will make his season debut for the D'Backs on Friday, as he's in center field and batting second against Brandon Finnegan and the Reds. The outfielder was on the shelf for the bulk of the first five months of the season with a fractured elbow.
Aug 26 - 4:52 PM

Archie Bradley's workload will be limited at some point this season.

He's thrown 145 2/3 innings so far between the majors and minors, which is 6 1/3 frames shy of his professional high that was set in 2013. Bradley threw less than 170 innings combined the last two seasons due to elbow and shoulder issues, and the Diamondbacks are still trying to determine how to cut back on the young right-hander's workload. They could skip some of his starts or just shut him down at some point before the end of the season. Bradley has posted a 5.06 ERA and 1.57 WHIP in an up-and-down 2016.
Aug 26 - 9:31 AM

Yasmany Tomas (back) entered Thursday's game against the Braves in a double switch and remained in to receive two plate appearances.

Tomas missed a second straight start with mid-back stiffness, but that he was able to play nearly half of Thursday's game was obviously a good sign. Expect him to be in the lineup Friday.
Aug 26 - 8:19 AM

Diamondbacks optioned OF Mitch Haniger to Triple-A Reno.

Haniger has received 34 at-bats with the big league club and was hitting .265/.333/.382 with two doubles and a triple prior to being sent down on Thursday. He should see a return call to the bigs in a few days once rosters expand on September 1.
Aug 26 - 1:49 AM

Paul Goldschmidt went 1-for-4 with a single and a run scored in Thursday's loss to the Braves.

Goldschmidt was one of just two Diamondbacks to record hits on the evening (Jean Segura also notched a single). Goldy would come around to score on a Chris Owings RBI ground out in the seventh for the team's lone run of the contest. The All-Star first baseman is slashing .304/.421/.505 with 20 homers and 78 RBI across 461 at-bats.
Aug 26 - 12:46 AM

Robbie Ray failed to provide length in Thursday's loss to the Braves, yielding two runs on six hits over five innings.

Ray wasn't pummeled on Thursday, but it was an inefficient outing nonetheless. He walked four and struck out seven on the evening, throwing just 66 of his 108 pitches for strikes. It was a stark difference from his beautiful 13-strikeout, one-hit performance against the Padres last time out. This is the kind of inconsistency that makes Ray a maddening fantasy asset. For the season, he holds a 4.28 ERA, 1.43 WHIP and 181/54 K/BB ratio across 145 innings. A road showdown with the Giants shows next on his schedule.
Aug 26 - 12:38 AM

Shelby Miller's time in the minor leagues this year could delay his free agency.

If Miller isn't called up before Thursday, he won't accrue enough days on the active roster to reach four years of service time in the big leagues. That would push his free agency back from 2018 to 2019, giving the Diamondbacks an extra year of team control. Arizona's decision to acquire Miller for top prospect Dansby Swanson was one of the more misguided trades in recent memory.
Aug 25 - 9:33 PM

Rubby De La Rosa (elbow) will throw a simulated game on Monday.

If that goes well, he'll then report to High-A Visalia where he'll begin a minor league rehab assignment. It's taken De La Rosa three months to recover from a sprained UCL. He opted for rehab instead of Tommy John surgery after consulting with Dr. James Andrews. The right-hander should be back for the final few weeks of the regular season.
Aug 25 - 7:49 PM

Diamondbacks manager Chip Hale said A.J. Pollock (elbow) will play two out of every three games when he returns from the disabled list on Friday.

Pollock is expected to make his season debut Friday against the Reds after missing the first five months of the year with a fractured elbow. The 28-year-old was an absolute monster for the D'Backs in 2015 and looked sharp during his minor league rehab assignment. Even if he only plays four or five times a week, Pollock will still be a worthy investment for fantasy owners.
Aug 25 - 7:44 PM

Diamondbacks recalled RHP Silvino Bracho from Triple-A Reno.

Bracho has put on the frequent flyer miles this year with his repeated trips from Reno to Phoenix. He hasn't had the year he was hoping for after pitching well at the end of last season. The right-hander holds a lackluster 6.75 ERA in 15 games for the Snakes in 2016.
Aug 25 - 7:29 PM

Diamondbacks recalled RHP Vicente Campos from Double-A Mobile.

The D'Backs could use some backup after last night's game finished in just under five hours. Campos was acquired last month in a deal that sent Tyler Clippard to the Yankees. He's pitched reasonably well since the trade with a 3.60 ERA over four starts for Mobile. This is the right-hander's first stint in the big leagues.
Aug 25 - 7:25 PM

Diamondbacks optioned LHP Steve Hathaway to Triple-A Reno.

Hathaway's first month in the big leagues was a mixed bag. He logged a disappointing 5.79 ERA over 14 appearances but he only allowed runs in two of those outings. Dominic Leone is also getting sent down.
Aug 25 - 7:21 PM

Diamondbacks optioned RHP Dominic Leone to Triple-A Reno.

The Diamondbacks wanted to bring up some fresh arms after Wednesday's 11-inning marathon against the Braves. Leone carries an unsightly 7.52 ERA across 20 relief outings this year. He'll be back in September.
Aug 25 - 7:18 PM

Diamondbacks manager Chip Hale said late Wednesday that Daniel Hudson will likely be moved into a late-inning role.

Hale didn't officially anoint Hudson as the team's new closer, but it's a decent bet he gets the next save opportunity. Hudson earned his 17th hold of the season on Wednesday night against the Braves and has now gone 10 straight appearances without allowing a run after struggling badly in July. Enrique Burgos, meanwhile, has surrendered seven earned runs over his last three innings of work, including four earned Wednesday versus Atlanta. Hale also mentioned Randall Delgado as a possible late-inning guy for the stretch run. Arizona's bullpen is such a mess.
Aug 25 - 9:14 AM

Jake Lamb went 3-for-6 with a homer and scored the winning run in the 11th as the Diamondbacks edged the Braves 10-9 on Wednesday.

Lamb doubled, advanced to third on a wild pitch and then scored the winning run on Brandon Drury's sac fly. The homer in the fifth inning was his 25th of the year. He has five hits the last two days to snap out of an ugly 2-for-46 slump.
Aug 25 - 2:37 AM


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