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Arizona Diamondbacks recall Dominic Leone, Zac Curtis, put Andrew Chafin on disabled list

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The Arizona Diamondbacks recalled RHP Dominic Leone from Triple-A Reno and LHP Zac Curtis from Double-A Mobile and placed LHP Andrew Chafin on the 15-day disabled list with left shoulder tendinitis (retro July 4), as announced by D-backs Sr. Vice President & General Manager Dave Stewart.

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After last night’s game, RHP Zack Godley was optioned to Reno.Curtis, 24, will be making his second Major League stint, as he posted a 5.23 ERA (6 ER in 10.1 IP) in 14 games with Arizona from April 30-June 14, including 10 consecutive scoreless outings to begin his career. In 7 games with Mobile after being optioned, he recorded 1 save and posted a 2.57 ERA (2 ER in 7.0 IP) with 4 walks and 10 strikeouts.

Leone, 24, has gone 4-2 with 1 save and a 3.86 ERA (13 ER in 30.1 IP) in 29 games for Reno this season. He has made 3 appearances over 2 stints with the D-backs in 2016 (4 ER in 3.0 IP). Chafin, 26, is 0-1 with a 6.75 ERA (17 ER in 22.2 IP) and 11 walks against 28 strikeouts in 32 games with Arizona.

This was an unexpected move. Chafin has certainly had his share of struggles this year, with that 6.75 ERA being a far cry from his excellent work in 2015, when his ERA over 66 appearances was 2.76. The weird thing is, his K-rate has spiked enormously this season, fanning north of 11 batters per nine innings. The walk-rate is up a bit, but he largely seems to have been simply unlucky, with a BABIP for this campaign of .375, which is 124 points higher than in 2015.

The inexplicable Leone gets another stab at the majors. This is the fifth time he has been recalled from the minors, since coming over from the Seattle Mariners in the Mark Trumbo trade. The previous four have not exactly gone well. His career ERA as a Diamondback of 13.50, is tied for tenth-worst in franchise history, and is third among those with more than five innings for the club, trailing Edwin Escobar (14.14) and Kerry Ligtenberg (13.97). This stint has to go better, simply on the basis that it can't go much worse! As for Curtis, our efforts to corner the new market inefficiency in Zacs/Zacks, is clearly coming to fruition.

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