Feb 19, 2014; Scottsdale, AZ, USA; Arizona Diamondbacks pitcher Ryan Rowland-Smith poses for a portrait during photo day at Salt River Field. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Arizona Diamondbacks make some roster moves of their own

The Arizona Diamondbacks are preparing themselves for their second series of the year tomorrow evening in a four game home set against the San Francisco Giants.

They were recently swept by the Los Angeles Dodgers in Australia, falling to 0-2 to start off the year in fifth place. Now before they take on their division foes, they made a couple roster moves. The Arizona Diamondbacks purchased the contract of left handed pitcher Ryan Rowland-Smith.

The 31 year old lefty tossed seven scoreless innings during Cactus League play and posted a beautiful 0.00 ERA. They also purchased the contract of right handed pitcher Daniel Hudson, but then placed on him the 15-day disabled list to start off the year.

The 26 year old righty is fighting his way back from Tommy John surgery and may not be an option for the team until the second half of the season. To top off these moves, the Diamondbacks optioned infielder Didi Gregorius and pitcher Bo Schultz to Triple-A Reno.

Gregorius struggled to put the ball in play, putting up a batting line of .222/.255/.267 through 45 at-bats. Schultz pitched fairly well in Cactus League play, posting a decent 2.84 ERA. He’ll get called up sooner or later, either as a starter or to work out of the bullpen.

Tags: Arizona Diamondbacks Daniel Hudson Didi Gregorius Ryan Rowland-Smith

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