Apr 29, 2015; Phoenix, AZ, USA; Arizona Diamondbacks pitcher Enrique Burgos (36) throws during the ninth inning against the Colorado Rockies at Chase Field. This was Burgos
Almost eight years after being signed as a non-drafted free agent at age 17, Enrique Burgos was finally called up to the Majors by the Arizona Diamondbacks. It is too bad the circumstances surrounding his promotion weren’t very positive.
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To make room for Burgos, rookie pitcher Archie Bradley was placed on the 15-day disabled list thanks to that line drive he took to the face during Monday night’s game. Compared with the horror of being hit with a ball traveling 115 MPH, Bradley is in good shape. According to Steve Gilbert at mlb.com, Bradley was diagnosed with a sinus infection and if the swelling is reduced, can begin throwing by the weekend. His DL stint is not expected to last longer than 15 days.
Upon his arrival at Chase Field, Burgos was immediately thrust into action. He pitched a 1-2-3 9th inning as the D’backs beat the Colorado Rockies by a score of 9-1. Burgos’ breakout 2014 season saw him named to the California League All-Star Game. The 24-year old righty struck out 83 batters in only 54 2/3 innings for Class A Visalia and followed that up with an impressive stint in the Arizona Fall League. He started 2015 with Double A Mobile and did not allow a run in seven appearances, compiling six saves.