Before the Diamondbacks begin their 10-day California road trip on Tuesday, they will be making several roster moves. J.J. Putz will come off of the disabled list and Ryan Cook will be sent to AAA Reno (a promotion of sorts, as he originally came up from AA Mobile). Putz threw back-to-back outings yesterday and today with the Reno Aces against the Sacramento Rivercats to rehabilitate his elbow. He threw two innings, allowed one hit, and struck out three batters.
Infielder Geoff Blum's fractured right pinky, which he sustained on a ground ball in this afternoon's 7-0 win against the Rockies, will require a disabled list stint. Blum only came off of the disabled list last week after knee surgery in the spring. He played in only seven games. There is no word yet on who will be called up to take Blum's place on the roster. Nobody was removed from the middle of the Aces' or Bay Bears' games. The managerial staff and front office have an off day tomorrow to make their decision.
In possibly related news, former Kansas City Rookie of the Year Angel Berroa was signed to a minor league contract this morning. He is scheduled to report to AAA Reno tomorrow. Berroa spent seven years with the Kansas City Royals, winning Rookie of the Year in 2003. He last played in the major leagues in 2009, splitting 35 games with the Yankees and Mets.
Also this morning, the Diamondbacks released minor league outfielder/inter-league DH Wily Mo Pena.