Player News - Diamondbacks

Date: Team: Pos:

J.D. Martinez (illness) returned to the Diamondbacks' starting lineup on Saturday.

Martinez was a late scratch from Friday's lineup due to illness. He's back in there and batting fifth against Jose Berrios and the Twins on Saturday night in Minnesota.
Aug 19 - 3:59 PM

Zack Godley struck out 10 batters, but was handed the loss after allowing four runs over 5 1/3 innings against the Twins on Friday.

Godley gave up nine hits, including a solo homer to Max Kepler and an inside-the-park homer to Byron Buxton. He’s now lost back-to-back starts to fall to 5-6 on the year, but he still owns an excellent 3.13 ERA and 119/36 K/BB ratio in 112 innings over 18 starts. He should have a good chance to get back in the win column next week against the Mets.
Aug 19 - 12:21 AM

David Peralta went 3-for-4 with a solo homer and two runs scored Friday versus the Twins.

Peralta had two singles along with his homer. He’s now gone deep in three out of his last five games. He’s batting .307/.361/.478 with 13 homers, 42 RBI, seven steals, and 67 runs scored over 105 games this season. It has been an impressive bounceback after his injury-riddled 2016 campaign.
Aug 19 - 12:19 AM

J.D. Martinez was scratched from the Diamondbacks' starting lineup on Friday due to illness.

It doesn't sound like anything too serious, so consider the hard-hitting outfielder day-to-day. Brandon Drury replaced him in the lineup and will bat seventh for the D'Backs against Ervin Santana and the Twins.
Aug 18 - 7:46 PM

Robbie Ray (head) has been cleared to rejoin the Diamondbacks' rotation next Thursday against the Mets.

Ray made it through Thursday's minor league rehab start without any issues, fanning 11 over 4 2/3 innings of two-run ball at High-A Visalia. Prior to his injury, Ray compiled a 3.11 ERA, 1.23 WHIP and 151/58 K/BB ratio across 118 2/3 innings.
Aug 18 - 6:26 PM

Robbie Ray (head) struck out 11 while allowing two runs over 4 2/3 innings in a rehab start with High-A Visalia on Thursday.

That will work. Ray looks to be fine physically after leaving a start late last month when he was struck in the head with a line drive, and it looks like he did a fine job knocking the rust off Thursday. He should soon officially be cleared to rejoin the Diamondbacks' rotation next week.
Aug 18 - 8:40 AM

Patrick Corbin came one out shy of a four-hit shutout as the Diamondbacks beat the Astros 4-0 on Thursday.

As if that wasn't impressive enough, he worked around three errors today (two of which came on the same play). He had a three-hitter going when Yuli Gurriel doubled with two outs in the ninth. Torey Lovullo came out to get him then and went to Archie Bradley for the final out. Corbin, a real disappointment for 2 1/2 months, has a 3.13 ERA and a 78/18 K/BB ratio over 72 innings in his last 12 starts.
Aug 17 - 5:23 PM

Daniel Descalso hit his seventh homer of the year Thursday in the win over the Astros.

Against right-handers anyway, Diamondbacks manager Torey Luvullo seems to prefer Descalso to Brandon Drury at second base at the moment. Drury has been the better hitter, but only by a bit. He's also graded out better defensively this year, though that too isn't exactly definitive. Descalso is hitting .240/.340/.400 in 258 at-bats.
Aug 17 - 5:15 PM

Yasmany Tomas has experienced another setback with his right groin.

He's off to Philadelphia to meet with a specialist. Tomas has been out since the first week of June and there is obviously no timetable for his return at this point. He could very well be done for the year. Tomas, 26, is owed $13.5 million in 2018, $15.5 million in 2019, and $17 million in 2020.
Aug 17 - 12:45 PM

Diamondbacks manager Torey Lovullo announced Thursday that Rubby De La Rosa needs Tommy John surgery.

De La Rosa has been plagued by arm issues all season, logging just 7 2/3 total innings of relief at the major league level. This will be the second Tommy John reconstructive elbow surgery of his career and his rehab will likely last through the entire 2018 campaign.
Aug 17 - 12:28 PM

Diamondbacks optioned LHP Anthony Banda to Triple-A Reno.

Banda got lit up for eight earned runs over just four innings in his last start Tuesday against the Astros. The 23-year-old southpaw should get another shot when rosters expand in September.
Aug 17 - 11:53 AM

Diamondbacks activated OF David Peralta from the paternity leave list.

Peralta is starting in right field and batting leadoff on Thursday afternoon against the Astros after missing a couple of games following the birth of his daughter. The 30-year-old outfielder is slashing .303/.359/.470 in 383 at-bats this season.
Aug 17 - 11:17 AM

J.D. Martinez went 2-for-4 and whacked a solo home run against his former team the Astros on Saturday.

He came up through the Astros farm system and played his first three seasons in Houston before becoming a star with the Tigers. He came to Arizona in a mid-July trade. He is batting .285/.374/.620 with 24 home runs and 59 RBI in 81 games.
Aug 17 - 12:03 AM

Paul Goldschmidt belted a two-run home run during a loss to the Astros on Wednesday.

He took reliever Luke Gregerson deep with a runner aboard as the Diamondbacks attempted to rally in the eighth inning. It was his only hit of the night. The superstar first baseman is batting .319/.432/.603 with 29 longballs. His 95 RBI rank third in the majors and his 92 runs scored rank second. He's even tallied 16 stolen bases for his adoring fantasy owners.
Aug 16 - 11:58 PM

Taijuan Walker gave up five runs -- three earned -- in five innings and was charged with a loss to the Astros on Wednesday.

He gave up a solo home run to Carlos Beltran in the second inning. He walked in one of the two runs he allowed in the third inning, then surrendered a pair of unearned runs in the fourth. Altogether he surrendered nine hits and two walks while fanning three batters in the loss. The former Mariners elite prospect falls to 6-7 with a 3.83 ERA in 20 starts in his first season as a Diamondback.
Aug 16 - 11:51 PM


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