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A.J. Pollock and Joey Krehbiel to roster, Silvino Bracho and Christian Walker off

Double your roster moves! Double your fun!

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The Arizona Diamondbacks reinstated OF A.J. Pollock from the 10-day disabled list (fractured left thumb), purchased the contract of RHP Joey Krehbiel, optioned RHP Silvino Bracho and INF/OF Christian Walker to Triple-A Reno and released RHP Troy Scribner.

The Pollock move was no great shock - not least because he had already been announced as being in the line-up tonight! He had been out since May 14, suffering an avulsion fracture of the thumb while trying to make a sliding catch in the outfield against the Brewers. His return promises to be a huge boost to the team, since at the tume he went down, he was leading the league in slugging percentage, third for home-runs and seventh for OPS. His rehab stint with the Reno Aces was a short one: just two games, with Pollock going 3-for-7 with a home-run and three RBI. The departure of Walker to make room for Pollock is no great surprise.

What is a surprise is the arrival of Krehbiel, who’ll be making his major-league debut (and before anyone asks, it’s pronounced KRAY-bull). He becomes the latest bullpen arm apparently to join the taxi squad, alongside Bracho, Jimmy Sherfy and Braden Shipley. Krehbiel is 25 and will wear No. 65: he’ll be the first D-back ever with that number. He has appeared in 29 games for Reno this year, putting up a 2.45 ERA over 36.2 innings, with a K:BB ratio of 44:17. He was has been a Diamondback for just short of four years, having been acquired from the Angels on July 5, 2014, along with OF Zach Borenstein, for LHP Joe Thatcher and OF Tony Campana.

To make room for him on the 40-man roster, Scribner was dropped. After being claimed off waivers from the Angels on April 6, Troy made one start for the D-backs on May 12 against the Nationals. He allowed a pair of runs in 3.2 innings, but was at least #NotKrisMedlen. The D-backs 40-man roster thus remains at 40.