The Arizona Diamondbacks are off to a rough 3-7 start and have fallen to the bottom of almost every Major League Baseball Power Rankings on the internet, including Sports-Illustrated‘s.
This Diamondbacks team looked as if they were going to walk away with the National League West, but were beaten out by the Los Angeles Dodgers which resulted in a controversial celebration that upset the D’backs and their faithful fans.
With that behind them, they’re focused on bouncing back and bringing that division title home once again.
But for right now, the team will worry about surviving the first half of the regular season. In order to mix things up and find the right winning formula, roster moves are made. Today the D’backs made a couple moves of their own by optioning right-handed pitcher Will Harris to Triple-A Reno.
Harris struck out 13 batters through eight and one-third innings but has given up nine runs off 10 hits in the process. If he’s able to find a way to get a couple more bats to miss while he’s up on the mound, he should be with the big league club again sometime this year.
In a corresponding roster move, the big league club purchased the contract of right-hander Michael Bolsinger. The 26 year old pitcher has an ERA of 3.31 over his last five seasons down on the farm with Arizona, which isn’t all that bad. He’ll have an opportunity to work middle relief, and could pick up a start if needed.
Arizona also transferred pitcher David Hernandez from the 15-day disabled list to the 60-day disabled list. It opens up another spot for Bolsinger on the 40 man roster, as Hernandez will miss the entire 2014 season after undergoing Tommy John surgery.