Player News - Diamondbacks

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Paul Goldschmidt traveled back to Phoenix on Wednesday for the birth of his first child.

Goldschmidt is expected to return to the club for their game Saturday in Chicago. Yasmany Tomas is likely to fill in for Goldschmidt at first base in the MVP candidate's absence.
Sep 2 - 6:39 PM

Paul Goldschmidt is out of the Diamondbacks' starting lineup Wednesday against the Rockies.

There were no street clothes in his locker at Coors Field, which is a pretty good indication that the MVP candidate has been excused from the team and flown back to Arizona for the birth of his first child. Arizona has a scheduled team off day Thursday.
Sep 2 - 5:22 PM

Zack Godley will be called up to start for the Diamondbacks on Friday against the Cubs.

Godley has registered an impressive 1.90 ERA and 22/8 K/BB ratio over 23 2/3 innings this season at the major league level, but he's a poor fantasy bet versus Chicago.
Sep 2 - 4:49 PM

Diamondbacks RHP prospect Aaron Blair allowed one run and four hits over eight strong innings Tuesday in a win for Triple-A Reno.

The eight-inning effort was the longest of Blair's professional career. The right-hander is 5-1 with a 2.45 ERA over his last eight starts. Blair's strikeout numbers have taken a hit this year (6.86 K/9 compared to 9.97 last season) but the 23-year-old remains on track to join the Diamondbacks' rotation sometime in 2016.
Source: MILB.com
Sep 2 - 3:40 PM

Diamondbacks recalled LHP Keith Hessler from Triple-A Reno.

Hessler put up an ugly 15.19 ERA over eight relief appearances earlier this season with the D'Backs. He'll be utilized in middle relief.
Sep 2 - 2:40 PM

A.J. Pollock hit a two-run home run that capped a four-run inning as the Diamondbacks came back to beat the Rockies 5-3 in the second game of Tuesday's doubleheader.

With the score tied at 3-3 in the seventh inning, Pollock went oppo boppo against Rockies reliever Jairo Diaz for the two-run shot. Pollock finished 2-for-5 in the game. The 27-year-old is showing no signs of slowing down after a career year, as he's now batting .321/.373/.497 with 15 homers, 60 RBI, 93 runs scored -- most in the National League -- and 33 stolen bases through 128 games.
Sep 2 - 1:51 AM

Chris Owings stole his 15th base of the season in the second game of Tuesday's doubleheader the Rockies.

Owings went 1-for-3 and scored a run to go along with the theft. The 15 steals are easily a career high for the 24-year-old, who is hitting just .239/.269/.340 overall.
Sep 2 - 1:40 AM

Paul Goldschmidt hit his 27th home run of the season in Tuesday's nightcap against the Rockies.

Goldschmidt took Rockies starter Kyle Kendrick deep in the first inning for a solo shot. The dinger was his only hit in five at-bats. Goldschmidt has struggled, relatively, in recent weeks, but the first baseman is still hitting a magnificent .322/.437/.563 with 97 RBI, 85 runs scored and 21 stolen bases overall.
Sep 2 - 1:37 AM

Rubby De La Rosa allowed three runs over six innings to earn the win in the second game of Tuesday's doubleheader against the Rockies.

De La Rosa gave up six hits, including a Nolan Arenado home run, without walking a batter in the start. The win was his sixth in his last seven decisions and moved him to 12-6 through 27 starts. De La Rosa will look to improve on his 4.46 ERA and 1.30 WHIP while adding to his win collection next week against the Giants.
Sep 2 - 1:31 AM

Aaron Hill exited the second game of Tuesday's doubleheader versus the Rockies with a left hamstring injury.

Hill has dealt with a sore hammy of late and aggravated it while legging out a double Tuesday. He's not going to go on the disabled list with rosters expanded, but Hill would figure to be unavailable for at least a few days.
Sep 1 - 10:54 PM

Patrick Corbin held the Rockies to two runs over 6 1/3 innings en route to a 6-4 victory Tuesday.

Corbin served up a pair of solo homers among the seven hits he allowed, but he didn't walk anyone and struck out four. It's certainly an outing that you have to be pleased with at Coors Field. The left-hander has pitched well since returning from Tommy John surgery, posting a 3.67 ERA and 56/13 K/BB ratio over 56 1/3 innings. He'll try to keep it going next week in two home starts versus the Giants and Dodgers.
Sep 1 - 7:33 PM

With Brad Ziegler unavailable, Daniel Hudson allowed a run but converted his third save of the season Tuesday in a win over the Rockies.

Nick Hundley led off the ninth with a double and Carlos Gonzalez switched places him with a one-out double of his own, but Hudson then induced a strikeout and popout to preserve the two-run victory. Hudson's ERA this season in relief is just 3.99, but he's struck out a batter per inning and is topping out in the high-90s with his fastball. He has the potential to be a shutdown reliever, but the D'Backs could put him back in the rotation next season.
Sep 1 - 7:30 PM

Phil Gosselin doubled in a run and launched a three-run homer in Tuesday's win over the Rockies.

Gosselin was hitless in his Diamondbacks debut Monday, but he made up for it and then some with a big showing in his second game with the Snakes. His blast off Miguel Castro in the seventh inning went an estimated 441 feet. It looks like Gosselin could get a decent look at second base this month, making him worth a look in NL-only formats.
Sep 1 - 7:25 PM

Brandon Drury will make his major league debut Tuesday against the Rockies.

Drury, who was called up Tuesday, will start at third base and bat seventh against left-hander Yohan Flande. The 22-year-old has batted .303/.344/.412 with five homers and 61 RBI over 130 games this season between Double- and Triple-A. The power has fallen off a bit, but he's ready for his first taste of the majors and could be relevant in NL-only fantasy leagues.
Sep 1 - 12:57 PM

Diamondbacks recalled RHP Enrique Burgos from Triple-A Reno.

Prior to Tuesday's call-up, Burgos had appeared in 22 games with the Diamondbacks, pitching to a 5.14 ERA and a 32/11 K/BB ratio over 21 innings. He most recently saw major league time in mid-July and might see some opportunities as part of the expanded roster, though his numbers have been less than impressive.
Sep 1 - 12:26 PM


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