"He's going to catch. He and Peter O'Brien are kind of splitting time there catching. Reno manager Phil Nevin] and everybody who's there will evaluate where Salty is and whether he's ready to come here and help us win."
- Chip Hale on Jarrod Saltalmacchia
"I'm grateful to them. I got an opportunity to play with the big guys they had on their team and they changed my career. They made the other 29 teams look at me. I'm grateful to them."
- Ender Inciarte
Before Friday, the Phillies didn't have a three-game win streak in 2015. Now the streak is four. The Phillies, who improved their record to 15-23 with the win, defeated the D-backs 7-5 in an offensive affair Saturday that saw a combined 23 hits and 11 pitchers used.
After suffering a sinus fracture following a line drive he took to the face versus Colorado on April 28, Bradley's return from the 15-day DL was a welcomed one, as the D-backs were searching for a much needed shot in the arm having dropped five of their last seven games. Bradley would provide no such lift, however.
With Bradley coming off the disabled list, the D-backs wanted Nuno to go back to starting at Reno so that he could be prepared should the need arise again for a starter. Veteran catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia has joined Triple-A Reno after spending the past week in extended spring training.
Is Aaron Hill back? That’s one of the questions that Dbacks faithful have been asking themselves. And unlike questions about the bullpen or Addison Reed, this one has been full of optimism and hope.
Outfielder Ender Inciarte says he doesn't have any hard feelings toward the Philadelphia Phillies, the team that took him in the Rule 5 draft two years ago before eventually returning him to the Diamondbacks.