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Takashi Saito Reinstated From DL; Jonathan Albaladejo To Reno

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Mar. 3, 2012; Scottsdale, AZ, USA;  Arizona Diamondbacks pitcher Takashi Saito (48) during a spring training game against the San Francisco Giants at Salt River Fields at Talking Stick.  Mandatory Credit: Jennifer Hilderbrand-US PRESSWIRE
Mar. 3, 2012; Scottsdale, AZ, USA; Arizona Diamondbacks pitcher Takashi Saito (48) during a spring training game against the San Francisco Giants at Salt River Fields at Talking Stick. Mandatory Credit: Jennifer Hilderbrand-US PRESSWIRE

Takashi Saito will soon make his Arizona Diamondbacks debut, as he has been reinstated from the 15 day DL. The 42 year old Japanese reliever has been on the DL since opening day with a calf strain, and his recovery hit a few roadblocks by shoulder discomfort and illness. He was most recently rehabbing in the Arizona Rookie League. Last year with the Brewers, Saito posted a 4-2 record with a 2.03 ERA. He is expected to help the middle relief portion of the Arizona Bullpen.

With this move, Jonathan Albaladejo makes another trip from Phoenix to Reno. He was recalled when Trevor Bauer was sent down three days ago. His only appearance on this trip to the majors was last night against the Astros, where he pitched one inning and gave up Carlos Corporan's first career home run. He has given up three runs in three appearances in three innings for a 9.00 ERA this season.