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Diamondbacks place Ender Inciarte on 15-day disabled list; recall Danny Dorn

The Arizona Diamondbacks placed outfielder Ender Inciarte on the 15-day disabled list with a strained right hamstring and recalled outfielder Danny Dorn from Triple-A Reno, as announced by D-backs Sr. Vice President & General Manager Dave Stewart.

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Inciarte, 24, suffered the injury in the first inning of last night’s game at the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim. In 63 games with the D-backs this season, he is hitting .287 (72-for-251) with 11 doubles, 2 home runs, 21 RBI, 9 stolen bases and 39 runs scored.

Dorn, 30, was hitting .426 (63-for-148) with 14 doubles, 4 home runs and 25 RBI in 39 games with Reno in 2015. He appeared in 12 games in his first stint with Arizona from April 21-May 9, going 3-for-9 (.333) with 1 double and 2 RBI. Dorn, who made his Major League debut on April 21 vs. Texas Rangers, is a 2002 graduate of Diamond Bar (Calif.) High School, and was a member of Cal State Fullerton’s 2004 National Championship team.

As you likely don't really need reminding, Inciarte strained his hamstring running out a groundball on the very first play of last night's game in Anaheim. There was initially hope the injury might not be too serious, with Ender's condition being described at first as "day-to-day", but the team has opted to be cautious, which I guess makes sense given how much speed plays a significant part in Inciarte's game, both defensively and as the Diamondbacks' lead-off hitter.

Dorn, meanwhile, has been absolutely destroying pitching in the Pacific Coast League: I'll repeat that batting average again: .426. Even applying the Reno correction, this still projects at pretty decent numbers, especially considering Inciarte himself hadn't actually being providing much at the plate beyond batting-average, with an OPS+ this season of only 86. I would imagine this will likely mean an everyday outfield of David Peralta, A.J. Pollock and Yasmany Tomas, with Dorn getting the odd spot-start and coming off the bench, as in his first spell with the team. However, we may also see him start at 1B today, with Paul Goldschmidt playing as DH.