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Arizona Diamondbacks Roster Report 2009-05-07


Arizona Diamondbacks Roster Report 2009-05-07
--OF Justin Upton had his first career two-homer game and also threw out a runner attempting to tag and score on a fly ball in the Diamondbacks' victory over San Diego on Wednesday. "You never look at coming here and hitting homers. It feels pretty good knowing I was going up there just trying to barrel-up some balls, maybe hit gap, and mess up and hit two homers," he said. Upton extended his career-high 13-game hitting streak with a two-run shot off RHP Jake Peavy in the sixth and added another off RHP Duaner Sanchez. He is hitting .378 with six homers and 14 RBIs during his hitting streak.

--1B Josh Whitesell went 0-for-2 with two walks in his first game as the D-backs' new starter at first, where he will take over for Chad Tracy in the near term, manager Bob Melvin said. Whitesell was recalled from Class AAA Reno after hitting .356 with three homers and 20 RBIs for the Aces. He led the D-backs organization in homers (26) and RBI (110) at Class AAA Tucson last season after being acquired from the Nationals in spring training.

--1B Tony Clark, mired in a season-long slump, was placed on disabled list Wednesday with a sprained ligament in his right hand. Clark hit two home runs -- one from each of the plate -- while starting the season-opening 9-8 victory over Colorado but is hitting only .179. He had two hits and two RBIs in his last 24 at- bats.

MEDICAL WATCH:

RHP Tom Gordon (torn left hamstring) went on the 15-day disabled list May 4.

SS Stephen Drew (left hamstring strain) went on the 15-day disabled list retroactive to April 25.

RHP Brandon Webb (right shoulder bursitis) went on the 15-day disabled list retroactive to April 7. He threw a bullpen session April 21 but missed a session April 24 and was shut down. Webb is likely out until June.

ROTATION:

RHP Dan Haren

LHP Doug Davis

RHP Jon Garland

RHP Max Scherzer

RHP Yusmeiro Petit

BULLPEN:

RHP Chad Qualls (closer)

RHP Tony Pena

RHP Jon Rauch

LHP Scott Schoeneweis

RHP Juan Gutierrez

RHP Esmerling Vasquez

RHP Leo Rosales

CATCHERS:

Chris Snyder

Miguel Montero

INFIELDERS:

1B Chad Tracy

2B Felipe Lopez

SS Augie Ojeda

3B Mark Reynolds

INF Josh Whitesell

INF/OF Ryan Roberts

INF Josh Wilson

OUTFIELDERS:

LF Conor Jackson

CF Chris Young

RF Justin Upton

OF Eric Byrnes


Author:Fox Sports
Author's Website:http://www.foxsports.com
Added: May 7, 2009

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