September 2. Last night the Reno Aces season ended, so we're going to start seeing a wave of promotions to the MLB roster. In addition the team traded away Michael Bourn to the Baltimore Orioles, so the team needed an extra outfielder on the roster. Since Mitch Haniger has not spend the required amount of time on his optional assignment, the only realistic option was to call up Brito. As we get further into September, there should be more September promotions coming up.
Dbacks recall outfielder Socrates Brito from Triple-A Reno.— Nick Piecoro (@nickpiecoro) September 2, 2016
Brito hit .294/.322/.439 in 73 games for the Reno Aces, although his success hasn't translated yet to the major league level where he's hitting .185/.185/.352. Depending on the outfield situation, Brito should get a lot of playing time in RF over Tomas, who should move to LF in order to build the best defensive lineup possible for the final month.
Stay tuned in case more news comes out about other September promotions.
September 3. The Arizona Diamondbacks selected INF/OF Kyle Jensen from Triple-A Reno, as announced by D-backs Sr. Vice President & General Manager Dave Stewart. Jensen, 28, will be making his first stint in the Majors. He will wear uniform No. 29.
In 134 games for the Aces this season, Jensen hit .289 (144-for-498) with 34 doubles, 30 home runs and 120 RBI. A member of the 2016 All-Pacific Coast League Team and the runner-up for PCL MVP, he led the league in homers, RBI, ranked second in total bases (272), fourth in doubles, sixth in slugging pct. (.546) and eighth in OPS (.986). The Walnut Creek, Calif., native owns Reno’s single-season home run, RBI and total base single-season records, as well as the D-backs Triple-A RBI record and a share of the club’s Triple-A homer mark.
Originally selected by Florida in the 12th-round of the 2009 First-Year Player Draft, Jensen owns a lifetime .266 average with 200 doubles, 178 homers and 631 RBI in 966 Minor League Games over parts of 8 seasons in the Marlins (2009-13), Dodgers (2015) and D-backs (2016) organizations. He signed with Arizona as a Minor League free agent on November 11, 2015.