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Arizona Diamondbacks place Rubby De La Rosa on disabled list, recall Jake Barrett

It was a short return to the majors for De La Rosa, unfortunately.

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The Arizona Diamondbacks recalled RHP Jake Barrett from Triple-A Reno and placed RHP Rubby De La Rosa on the 10-day disabled list (right shoulder inflammation). Barrett will be active for tonight’s game @ Dodgers.

Barrett, 25, has gone 2-0 with 3 saves and a 5.68 ERA (12 ER in 19.0 IP) in 18 games with the Aces this season, including an active 10-game scoreless streak (10.2 IP), during which he has recorded 11 strikeouts against 4 walks with a .114 opponents average (4-for-35). He went 1-2 with 4 saves and a 3.49 ERA (23 ER in 59.1 IP) in 68 games with the D-backs during his first Major League action in 2016.

De La Rosa, 28, is 0-1 with a 5.40 ERA (3 ER in 5.0 IP) in 6 games with Arizona this season.

De La Rosa had only returned to the D-backs’ active roster relatively recently, having missed close to three months, as he recovered from elbow issues. At least it does not appear that this DL stint is directly related, there is always the possibility that in an effort to avoid putting too much stress on the elbow, Rubby has changed his mechanics and loaded up his shoulder instead.

Barrett was a solid member of the D-backs bullpen in 2016, and it was something of a surprise that he didn’t make the Opening Day roster this season, losing out to veterans like Tom Wilhelmsen and J.J. Hoover. But with the former disposed of, and the latter on the DL - ironically, it was that move which opened the door for De La Rosa - Barrett’s opportunity has finally arisen. We’ll see what he makes of it.