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Arizona Diamondbacks make first set of roster moves

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14 players were re-assigned, leaving the team with 47 in camp.

Arizona Diamondbacks v Chicago Cubs Photo by Jennifer Stewart/Getty Images

Optioned to Triple-A Reno:

  • RHP Taylor Clarke
  • INF Kevin Cron
  • INF Domingo Leyba
  • RHP Joel Payamps

Optioned to Double-A Jackson:

  • RHP Bo Takahashi
  • RHP Emilio Vargas

Reassigned to Minor League camp:

  • RHP Ryan Atkinson
  • INF Jazz Chisholm
  • RHP Jon Duplantier
  • RHP Kevin Ginkel
  • INF Wyatt Mathisen
  • C Daulton Varsho
  • RHP Taylor Widener
  • INF Andy Young

I was expecting moves to come after the hectic weekend, where the D-backs had to field two separate teams in Phoenix and Mexico. Not really any major shocks among the first round of cuts, though there were some very good spring performances. Varsho (5-for-12 with a HR) and Cron (7-for-24 with two HR) did nothing to damage their future chances among the position players. On the mound, Duplantier, Ginkel and Widener had combined for ten scoreless Cactus League innings, on just four hits with nine strikeouts. Still, they were all considered fairly long shots to make the Opening Day roster.