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After the flurry of trades yesterday, some roster shuffling is in order.
The Arizona Diamondbacks announced the following roster moves:
- recalled INF/OF Josh Rojas from the Alternate Training Site
- selected RHP Artie Lewicki from the Alternate Training Site
- selected LHP Joe Mantiply from the Alternate Training Site
- selected RHP Keury Mella from the Alternate Training Site
- placed RHP Taylor Widener on the 10-day injured list (strained right rib cage)
- transferred RHP Merrill Kelly (right shoulder nerve impingement) to the 45-day injured list
- transferred RHP Jeremy Beasley (right shoulder strain) to the 45-day injured list
The D-backs will have 3 players on the Taxi Squad for this road trip: C John Hicks (No. 55), INF Wyatt Mathisen (No. 27) and OF Trayce Thompson (No. 30).
Rojas is probably the best-known name of the ones who are arriving, even though he has only appeared in one game this season for the D-backs. 28-year-old Lewicki will be making his Arizona debut and will wear No. 54. In 2017-18, he appeared in 17 games (4 starts) for the Tigers, and was selected off waivers by the D-backs in October 2018. However, he was outrighted off the roster in November, and missed the entire 2019 season, as he recovered from Tommy John surgery. He has a 5.14 ERA over 49 major-league innings.
Mantiply is 29, and is also making his D-back debut, wearing No. 36. In 2016, he made five relief appearances for the Tigers, and last season, he made one relief appearance for the Yankees. He signed as a free-agent with the Diamondbacks in January. Mella (above), 27, signed as a free-agent in November and will wear No. 64. He has had a cup of coffee with the Reds in each of the past three seasons with Cincinnati, throwing a total of seventeen innings over them. Widener hasn bee a reasonably solid long relief option, with a 4.42 ERA over ten appearances and 18.1 innings, with 20 strikeouts.