Player News - Diamondbacks

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Ketel Marte went 1-for-5 with an RBI single in Sunday's loss to the Nationals.

Marte put the Diamondbacks on the board with his RBI single in the fifth inning, but that knock merely made the score 5-1. Since being called up in late June to help fill in for Nick Ahmed (hand), the infielder has largely struggled, hitting just .200/.260/.378 with two homers and six RBI in 19 games.
Jul 23 - 8:45 PM

Paul Goldschmidt went 0-for-3 with three strikeouts and two walks in Sunday's loss to the Nationals.

No-contact afternoon for Goldy in this one. The stalwart first baseman has drawn 11 walks in his last five games. Overall, he boasts a .307/.425/.560 triple-slash with 21 homers, 73 RBI and 15 steals across 348 at-bats.
Jul 23 - 8:42 PM

Robbie Ray surrendered five runs (four earned) on six hits over five innings in Sunday's loss to the Nationals.

Ray got off to an awful start in this one, coughing up a leadoff home run to Brian Goodwin to open the game. Three more runs would come home after that shot, leaving the Diamondbacks in a 4-0 hole before they even had a chance to bat. He settled in after that, but the damage had already been done. Ray finished up his outing with a modest four strikeouts and two walks. Up next on the docket as he tries to shake it off, a road showdown with the Cardinals. He will bring a 3.15 ERA, 1.23 WHIP and 149/57 K/BB ratio (19 starts) into that contest.
Jul 23 - 8:33 PM

Diamondbacks activated RHP Taijuan Walker from the paternity leave list.

Walker missed a start over the weekend in order to attend the birth of his child. He'll return to the rotation on Tuesday against the Braves.
Jul 23 - 2:04 PM

J.D. Martinez (hand) remained out of the Diamondbacks' lineup Sunday.

He hasn't played since being hit on the left hand by a pitch in his first game with the D'Backs last Wednesday. The good news is Martinez was slated to take batting practice Sunday and is "trending upward," according to manager Torey Lovullo. It sounds like he should be back in there soon. Daniel Descalso is getting another start.
Jul 23 - 1:30 PM

Diamondbacks optioned LHP Anthony Banda to Triple-A Reno.

Banda allowed four runs and struck out five over 5 2/3 frames against the Nationals on Saturday in his major league debut. It was a spot start while Taijuan Walker was on paternity leave.
Jul 23 - 8:59 AM

David Peralta was hitless across four at-bats with a pair of strikeouts in Saturday's game against the Nationals.

The goose egg snapped a 10-game hitting streak. He is still hitting a cool .381 (16-for-42) with six runs scored, two homers and six RBI over the past 11 outings. He'll look to start a new streak Sunday, but it won't be easy against fireballer Stephen Strasburg.
Jul 23 - 2:24 AM

Anthony Banda allowed four earned runs, seven hits and no walks with five strikeouts across 5 2/3 innings in a loss against the Nationals on Saturday.

Banda threw 55 of his 82 pitches for strikes in his major league debut. He didn't fare much worse or much better than his time at the Triple-A level. He has a 5.08 ERA with a 1.43 WHIP and 93/43 K/BB ratio. He can be avoided in most fantasy formats for now.
Jul 23 - 2:09 AM

Diamondbacks optioned RHP Matt Koch to Triple-A Reno.

The D'Backs had to make room for today's starter Anthony Banda. Koch was called up on Thursday but didn't see any game action. The 26-year-old carries an ugly 7.07 ERA over six minor league outings this year.
Jul 22 - 5:32 PM

Diamondbacks recalled LHP Anthony Banda from Triple-A Reno.

The 23-year-old southpaw will make his big league debut on Saturday against the Nationals. While he's talented, he owns a troublesome 5.08 ERA, 1.43 WHIP and 93/43 K/BB ratio across 101 innings at Triple-A Reno. He should be avoided for his debut against a hard-hitting Nationals' squad.
Jul 22 - 10:02 AM

Diamondbacks signed RHP David Carpenter to a minor league contract.

The 32-year-old hurler hasn't appeared in the big leagues since the 2015 season. After getting released by the Rays near the end of spring training, he latched on with Bridgeport in the Independent Atlantic League. There, he compiled a 1.91 ERA, 1.04 WHIP and 45/12 K/BB ratio across 37 2/3 innings. He'll add bullpen depth for the D'Backs.
Jul 22 - 9:29 AM

A.J. Pollock missed the cycle by a single and scored the winning run in the bottom of the ninth as the Diamondbacks edged the Nationals 6-5 on Friday.

Pollock tripled off Enny Romero in the ninth and came around to score on Brandon Drury's single to right, ending the game. In all, Pollock scored three times tonight. He's batting .279 with two homers and four doubles in 43 at-bats since coming off the disabled list on July 4.
Jul 22 - 1:33 AM

Although he struck out 10, Zack Godley surrendered four runs in 5 2/3 innings Friday versus the Nationals.

Godley also struck out nine while giving up seven runs last time out against the Braves. He's missing plenty of bats, but he's not spreading the hits around of late and his ERA is up to 3.32 as a result. He's still a decent play with a rematch versus the Braves next up.
Jul 22 - 1:30 AM

J.D. Martinez (hand) remains out of the Diamondbacks' starting lineup on Friday.

While X-rays came back negative and MRI showed no structural damage, the newly-acquired slugger is still a bit sore and will need at least another day before rejoining the lineup. Daniel Descalso is starting in left field against Max Scherzer and the Nationals.
Jul 21 - 7:11 PM

Matt Koch is an option to make a spot start for the Diamondbacks on Saturday against the Nationals.

There's a chance Taijuan Walker will be back from paternity leave by then, but manager Torey Lovullo said they're "not counting on it." If Koch isn't needed out of the bullpen Friday, he could fill in Saturday. The righty holds an ugly 8.47 ERA over four starts at Triple-A Reno this season.
Jul 21 - 9:06 AM


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