Because of Sunday’s doubleheader, the Arizona Diamondbacks are allowed to add a 26th man to their roster. The team decided to recall right-handed pitcher Zeke Spruill from Triple A Reno and have him start Game 2 against the New York Mets. Spruill has appeared in 12 games for Reno, five of them starts and is 2-1 with a 4.72 ERA in 34 1/3 innings.
Factoring into the organization’s thinking was his last two starts in which he allowed only two unearned runs over 13 1/3 innings, with no walks and nine strikeouts. The 24-year old Spruill appeared in six games in 2013 for the D’backs, starting two of them, and finished with a 5.56 ERA. He allowed three home runs and 17 hits overall in 11 1/3 innings.
Spruill first came to the organization from the Atlanta Braves in the trade that sent Justin Upton east. He was taken by the Braves in the second round of the 2008 Draft out of Kell High School in Marietta, Georgia.