27 June 2012
With Daniel Hudson leaving Tuesday's game with an elbow injury, the Diamondbacks have called up LHP Patrick Corbin to join the Major League rotation. Corbin tweeted on Wednesday morning that he was on a plane to Atlanta with Trevor Bauer to join the Major League club. With Joe Saunders also on the Disabled List, the Diamondbacks will go with Ian Kennedy, Trevor Cahill, Wade Miley, Bauer, and Corbin until at least July 2nd, which is the earliest that Saunders can come back. Bauer will make his first start on Thursday against the Braves, and Corbin will probably take Hudson's place in the rotation. Corbin had made five starts with the Diamondbacks earlier in the year, going 2-3 with a 5.27 ERA. After returning to AAA Reno, Corbin had gone 3-2 with a 3.86 ERA, and an excellent 33K/12BB in 37.1 IP.
Edit: Gibson said that Collmenter would get the start on Sunday against the Brewers, and that Corbin would begin in long relief.
Stephen Drew is also expected to join the Diamondbacks in Atlanta on Wednesday, after completing a 20-day rehab assignment between AAA Reno and AA Mobile. Drew had a batting line of .244/.367/.463 during his rehab, including a double, triple, and two home runs. He drew 8 walks while only striking out 7 times, and handled 41 chances in the field without an error. He had played in three consecutive games twice while in AAA, but Manager Kirk Gibson has said that he may take it slow with Drew initially. Current shortstops Willie Bloomquist and John McDonald are expected to see more time at 3B when Drew returns, and 3B Josh Bell is expected to return to AAA.