Arizona Diamondbacks call up infielder Domingo Leyba
The Arizona Diamondbacks announced Friday that Domingo Leyba was recalled from Triple-A Reno.
The active roster, which has a limit of 40 players during the month of September and only 25 for the rest of the year, now stands at 33. Because of the expanded limit, there is no corresponding move with Leyba’s call up to the big leagues.
Leyba, who will turn 24 years old on Sept. 11, has played 10 games for the D-backs this year. In that time, he’s gone 3-for-9 (.333) with a double, an RBI and a walk. He debuted on June 22 against the Giants and collected a hit in his first major league at-bat, which was against three-time All-Star Mark Melancon.
He has spent most of the year in Reno, playing 112 games there and hitting .300 with 37 doubles, three triples, 19 homers and 77 RBIs. He ranks fourth in the Pacific Coast League in doubles, 12th in hits and tied for 14th in extra-base hits.
Leyba joins Kevin Cron as infielders whom the D-backs have recalled for September’s expanded rosters.
The move came ahead of the Diamondbacks’ Friday game against the Reds in Cincinnati.