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Arizona Diamondbacks activate Miguel Montero and Eric Chavez off disabled list

The Arizona Diamondbacks activated catcher Miguel Montero and infielder Eric Chavez off the 15-day disabled list Monday, Diamondbacks GM Kevin Towers announced.

To make room for the veterans, infielder Matt Davidson and catcher Tuffy Gosewisch were optioned to Triple-A Reno.

Montero had been on the DL since Aug. 1 dealing with a lower back strain, while Chavez was out beginning on Aug. 11 with a left knee strain. Both players rehabbed with the AZL D-backs before being activated.

On the season, Montero is hitting .228 with 9 home runs and at the time of his injury was second in the league in innings caught with 796.1. Chavez sports a .299 batting average with 9 home runs and 40 RBI in 62 games for the Diamondbacks this season.

Davidson hit .178 with 2 RBI over 12 games with the Diamondbacks, while Gosewisch hit .185 with 1 RBI in eight games.

The D-backs begin a three-game series at home against the San Diego Padres Monday night.