PHOENIX – The Arizona Diamondbacks announced a number of roster moves today to complete their 25-man roster prior to Friday’s Opening Day game against the Colorado Rockies in Denver.
To complete the Opening Day roster, the D-backs outrighted infielder Tony Abreu to Triple-A Reno and optioned infielder Brandon Allen and right-handed pitcher Esmerling Vasquez to Reno.
The club released right-handed pitcher Carlos Rosa for the purpose of selling the player to Japan.
The Opening Day roster includes 12 pitchers, seven infielders, four outfielders and two catchers.
The pitchers are Sam Demel, Barry Enright, Armando Galarraga, Juan Gutierrez, Aaron Heilman, David Hernandez, Daniel Hudson, Ian Kennedy, Kam Mickolio, Joe Paterson, J.J. Putz and Joe Saunders.
Manning the infield will be Willie Bloomquist, Russell Branyan, Stephen Drew, Kelly Johnson, Juan Miranda, Melvin Mora and Ryan Roberts.
Roaming the outfield will be Xavier Nady, Gerardo Parra, Justin Upton and Chris Young.
The two catchers will be Henry Blanco and Miguel Montero.
Left-handed pitcher Zach Duke and infielder Geoff Blum will start the season on the 15-day disabled list.