Jon Duplantier optioned back to Reno, D-backs call up Jimmie Sherfy

May 13, 2019, 1:12 PM | Updated: 4:35 pm
(Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)...
(Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
(Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Jon Duplantier was optioned back to Triple-A Reno following a three-inning relief appearance against the Atlanta Braves on Sunday. In a corresponding move, the D-backs called up right-hander Jimmie Sherfy, the team announced Monday.

Sherfy, 27, has made 26 MLB appearances in the regular season prior to this year. He owns a 1.00 ERA in that time, and this season in Reno, he has pitched 13.2 innings with a 1.32 ERA and seven saves.

“Bullpen coverage,” D-backs manager Torey Lovullo said about Sherfy being called up. “We’re going to put him back there in length if needed, a couple innings. I know he’s been throwing the ball extremely well, and he’s been here once before and it was very similar. We didn’t use him.

“It’s my job if I can to get him in the game. I’m anxious to see what he can do. I know he’s been having a good year.”

He gives the D-backs a fresh arm in the bullpen after Duplantier pitched multiple innings of relief on Sunday.

Duplantier came in for the third inning in relief of starting pitcher Zack Godley on Sunday and gave up three runs. After the rough third, he settled down and put out six of the next seven batters, allowing just an infield single to Dansby Swanson in the fifth.

The rookie pitcher earned his first major league win on Thursday against the Braves, striking out two batters in one inning of a 10-inning ball game to start the series.

He has made four appearances for Arizona this season with a 12:5 strikeout-to-walk ratio in 12.0 innings pitched.

Arizona Diamondbacks

Fans fill Camelback Ranch during the MLB Spring Training baseball game between the Chicago Cubs and...
Wills Rice

Dog makes fantastic home run snag during Cactus League game

A dog made the play of the day in the outfield grass on Saturday following a home run during the Dodgers-Royals Cactus League game.
1 day ago
Gabriel Moreno #14 of the Arizona Diamondbacks works out at Salt River Fields at Talking Stick on F...
Kellan Olson

Arizona Diamondbacks believe Gabriel Moreno is ready for bigger role

Gabriel Moreno will be the Arizona Diamondbacks' everyday catcher soon enough but it might happen even sooner than expected.
2 days ago
Arizona Diamondbacks manager Torey Lovullo speaks with reporters after a 7-4 spring training loss t...
Jake Anderson

Diamondbacks still have major roster questions as Opening Day looms

With only six days until Opening Day, D-backs skipper Torey Lovullo still has to get the active roster down from 36 to 26.
2 days ago
Arizona Diamondbacks pitcher Luis Frias (65) shakes hands with Diamondbacks catcher Grayson Greiner...
Arizona Sports

D-backs option Ps Luis Frias, Kyle Nelson to Triple-A Reno

The Arizona Diamondbacks optioned pitchers Luis Frias and Kyle Nelson to the Triple-A Reno Aces on Friday.
2 days ago
Arizona Diamondbacks starting pitcher Zac Gallen throws against the Colorado Rockies during the fir...
Arizona Sports

D-backs name Zac Gallen as Opening Day starter for 2023

Zac Gallen will start for the Arizona Diamondbacks next Thursday for Opening Day against the Los Angeles Dodgers.
2 days ago
Major League Baseball Commissioner Robert D. Manfred, Jr. speaks, Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2023, during ...
Arizona Sports

Timing makes D-backs media rights complex for MLB to obtain

Why would the Padres become the first team ahead of the D-backs that triggers MLB to head to court in an attempt to obtain their rights?
2 days ago
Jon Duplantier optioned back to Reno, D-backs call up Jimmie Sherfy