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D-backs reinstate Ray from 10-day IL, option Payamps to Triple-A Reno

Arizona Diamondbacks starting pitcher Robbie Ray throws against the Washington Nationals during the first inning of a baseball game Saturday, Aug. 3, 2019, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

Arizona Diamondbacks pitcher Robbie Ray will return from the 10-day IL and start Sunday against the Milwaukee Brewers, the team announced.

In a corresponding move, the team optioned right-handed pitcher Joel Payamps to Triple-A Reno following Saturday’s game.

Ray has gone 10-7 with a 3.99 ERA in 26 starts and 142.0 innings this season.

Ray was initially placed on the injured list after leaving his last start with a right lower back spasm.

During his Aug. 14 appearance, he pitched two innings. He attempted to warm-up for the third inning but was unable to continue.

Payamps made two appearances in relief for the D-backs. He tallied four innings pitched, allowed four hits, two runs and walked 3. He struck out 3 batters faced.

In Triple-A Reno this year, Payamps has gone 2-2 with a 4.21 ERA through 36.1 innings pitched.

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