Jun 29, 2015; Phoenix, AZ, USA; Arizona Diamondbacks pitcher
throws in the second inning against the Los Angeles Dodgers at Chase Field. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports
The Arizona Diamondbacks recalled right-handed pitcher Allen Webster from Triple A Reno and will start him in Sunday’s series finale vs. the Oakland A’s. In order to make room for Webster, the team sent fellow righty Jhoulys Chacin back to Reno. The news was written about by Zach Buchanan at azcentral.
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It will mark another shot at impressing D-backs’ brass for Webster who is in his third go-round with the club in 2015. He has made four starts for the Snakes, not completing six full innings in any of them, going 1-1 with a 7.11 ERA in 19 innings. Webster did make one relief appearance which came on August 6th in which he surrendered a run in two innings of work in an 8-3 loss to the Washington Nationals. He has been less than impressive at Reno, starting 14 games to the tune of an 8.37 ERA. In 71 innings Webster has allowed 109 hits and 24 walks compiling a record of 3-6.
Arizona wanted to give its starting pitchers an extra day of rest, necessitating this move. Robbie Ray, today’s’ scheduled pitcher will now pitch tomorrow in Colorado. As far as Chacin goes, he will return once rosters expanded. The D-backs did not have any other options to send down and with Chacin pitching last night, it made sense to have him throw in another contest at Reno before being brought back up. He could very well be pitching for Arizona in 2016 as he has given up only 4 earned runs in 13 innings of work during his two starts.