Some news and notes from over the past few days:
CF Chris Young was FINALLY demoted to AAA Reno. You know the old saying “closing the barn door after the horse has left”? Well that applies here. I know the Dbacks were reluctant to send the third year player to Reno given his contract and trying to do everything humanely possible to get him to right the ship, but enough was enough. It was enough two months ago really. Manager A.J. Hinch said he could be called back up in September, but that will mean he has to perform in Reno. It’s just not a given he will be called up when the roster expands. Is that enough time to right an entire season of struggles though? Well, we’ll see.
Reliever Scott Schoeneweis has taken an indefinite leave of absense from the team. He was rocked in Washington the other day for four runs and four hits in one inning of work. Let’s remember the guy did lose a wife just less than three months ago. God speed Scott.
Did you know three Dbacks players have gotten a hit in their first major league at-bat this season? Gerardo Parra, Trent Oeltjen, and now Rusty Ryal.
Third baseman Mark Reynolds was name NL Player of the week. Who else was it going to be. He is seeing the ball really well right now and is tied with the Cardinals Albert Pujols for the MLB lead in home runs with 36.
First baseman Conor Jackson starts a rehab assignment in Class A Visalia tomorrow. Good for him. Hopefully he will be strong enough to find a roster spot sometime in September.
Tonight the Dbacks face the New York Mets in game two of a three game series at Chase Field. They defeated the Mets 7-4 last night.