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Diamondbacks place Robbie Ray on 7-day concussion DL, recall Silvino Bracho

Not any real surprise here.

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If you watched last night’s game and saw Robbie Ray pole-axed by a 108 mph line-drive, you’ll probably be amazed he even returned to the ballpark that night, after a CT scan. The trip to the concussion disabled list just announced by the team is almost a formality. There is an off-day on Monday and the team could utilize that to keep everyone on a five-day rotation, not needing any replacement pitcher for Ray until next weekend. He would be eligible to return by that point, though of course, health concerns should and will take priority in any decision there.

Despite last night’s 6.1 innings of work, the bullpen is in not too bad shape, thanks mostly to T.J. McFarland’s stamina, working 3.2 innings. He, Rubby De La Rosa and Andrew Chafin were the only pitchers used after Corbin’s exit, and the return of Bracho will give the team an extra relief arm - effectively, replacing McFarland for the next few days, while his batteries recharge.