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Arizona Diamondbacks Recall Dominic Leone, Option Danny Dorn


Sep 23, 2014; Toronto, Ontario, CAN; Seattle Mariners relief pitcher Dominic Leone (52) throws a pitch during the fifth inning in a game against the Toronto Blue Jays at Rogers Centre. The Toronto Blue Jays won 10-2. Mandatory Credit: Nick Turchiaro-USA TODAY Sports

The Arizona Diamondbacks decided to add an extra arm as Chase Anderson spends time on the disabled list. They called up reliever Dominic Leone from Double A Mobile, per Jake Rill at In order to make room for the right-hander, the team optioned outfielder Danny Dorn to Triple A Reno, two days after recalling him.

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Leone arrived in Arizona along with Welington Castillo in the trade that sent Mark Trumbo to the Seattle Mariners. He pitched in only one game for the D’backs before being demoted. On June 4th against the New York Mets, Leone was hit hard to the tune of three runs on four hits in an inning of work. After arriving in Mobile, he pitched in 12 games covering 17 2/3 innings for the BayBears, allowing 16 hits and four walks while striking out 17, compiling an ERA of 4.58. D’backs’ manager Chip Hale had this to say about his new arrival:

"He’s been throwing really well in Mobile. He’s figured some things out."

As for Dorn, he struck out as a pinch-hitter on Sunday in the only at-bat of his latest recall. He now heads back to the Aces where he will work on maintaining his .434 batting average.