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Diamondbacks put Chase Anderson on DL, option Enrique Burgos, recall Matt Stites and Danny Dorn

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Two roster moves for the Diamondbacks this morning, before the series finale against the Giants.

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The Burgos move is not a surprise: his two appearances since the All-Star break have both been terrible, allowing six hits and a walk in an inning of work, and he was seen packing his kit into his car last night. With Patrick Corbin on a pitch-count this afternoon, the team will likely need another four or more innings from the bullpen, and Stites should be able to offer help there. He did throw 25 pitches on Friday though. Stites made two scoreless appearances for the Diamondbacks during a brief recall at the end of June, and has a 1.88 ERA in 13 games for the Reno Aces, albeit with a worrying K:BB ratio of 8:9.

The move of Anderson to the DL is more of a surprise, though in the past month, his performances have been severely lacking, with more earned runs allowed than innings. Chip Hale apparently had concerns about a dead arm, even if Anderson said he felt fine after last night's game, in which he took the loss. The recall of Dorn is likely a short-term move, because the team will need another starter for Thursday's game against the Brewers. No word yet as who that might be, but it is possible it could be Aaron Blair, who would line up with the spot, having  started last night for the US team in the Pan-American games, as they beat Cuba with a walk-off to reach today's final.