Meet the Arizona Diamondbacks’ 2022 Opening Day roster
Major League Baseball expanded rosters to 28 players with the accelerated ramp-up and shortened spring training in mind coming out of the lockout.
The Arizona Diamondbacks have set their Opening Day roster for a Thursday outing against the San Diego Padres. First pitch is set for 6:40 p.m. on 98.7 FM Arizona’s Sports Station.
Understandably, the team has gone pitcher-heavy with Zac Gallen most notably behind in his stretching out due to shoulder bursitis that delayed his spring preparation. Beyond that, infielders Nick Ahmed (shoulder inflammation) and Josh Rojas (oblique) begin the year fighting injuries.
To begin 2022, Ahmed, Rojas and outfielder Jordan Luplow are on the 10-day injured list, while reliever J.B. Bukauskas is on the 60-day DL with a right shoulder strain.
Arizona on Thursday selected the minor-league contract of veteran reliever Oliver Perez. and designated lefty Caleb Baragar for assignment.
Before the rosters reduce down to 26 players for May 2, here’s how the roster breaks down by position. You can find fun facts and stats to know in the above gallery.
Arizona Diamondbacks 2022 Opening Day roster
Madison Bumgarner (L)
Caleb Smith (L)
Joe Mantiply (L)
Oliver Perez (L)
Jose Herrera (switch)
Sergio Alcántara (switch)
Seth Beer (L)
Ketel Marte (switch)
Geraldo Perdomo (switch)
Cooper Hummel (switch)
Jake McCarthy (L)
David Peralta (L)
Pavin Smith (L)
Daulton Varsho (L)