Diamondbacks Call Up Roe, Option Skaggs

By Matthew Hochberg

Aug. 22, 2012; Phoenix, AZ, USA: Arizona Diamondbacks pitcher Tyler Skaggs against the Miami Marlins at Chase Field. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

In a move to add depth to the bullpen, the Arizona Diamondbacks have recalled Chaz Roe from Triple-A to take the roster spot of Tyler Skaggs, who was optioned. Skaggs (2-3) struggled in his last start on Saturday, going just 3.2 innings while allow seven earned runs and giving up five walks.

The D-Backs used six relief pitchers after Skaggs’ exit on Saturday, which led manager Kirk Gibson to announce after the game that they would be calling up another pitcher to aid the bullpen.

"“It’s a no-brainer. We knew we were going to have another starter for Skaggs the next time, so we brought another arm up,” Kirk Gibson said. “It gives us more flexibility.”"

Roe has made three appearances with Arizona this year, allowing two earned runs and four hits in 3.2 innings of work. The 26-year-old is 1-0 with 4.91 ERA.

Skaggs, who is just 22-years-old holds a record of 2-3 this season with a 5.35 ERA. In 38.2 innings pitched, he has 36 strikeouts, walking 15 and allowing 38 hits. While he has struggled, the young-lefty certainly has a bright future ahead and will be back up in the big leagues soon enough.