D-backs place RHP Keynan Middleton on IL, recall RHP Luis Frias

Sep 18, 2022, 10:26 AM | Updated: 11:00 am

Relief pitcher Keynan Middleton #99 of the Arizona Diamondbacks pitches against the Milwaukee Brewe...

Relief pitcher Keynan Middleton #99 of the Arizona Diamondbacks pitches against the Milwaukee Brewers during the sixth inning of the MLB game at Chase Field on September 03, 2022 in Phoenix, Arizona. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

(Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

The Arizona Diamondbacks placed right-handed reliever Keynan Middleton on the 15-day injured list with a sprained left great toe on Sunday morning.

In a corresponding move, Arizona recalled right-hander Luis Frias from Triple-A Reno, and the 40-man roster remains at 40.

Middleton heads to the IL for the third time this season. The 29-year-old’s previous stints were for right elbow inflammation and a right ankle sprain, respectively.

When available, Middleton has put together a 5.29 ERA (5.87 FIP) in 17 innings pitched.

He had a 1.64 ERA entering September but has had a tough stretch, allowing eight earned runs in six innings this month.

Frias rejoins the bullpen after getting optioned to Reno on Sept. 5.

He has a 12.34 ERA in 11.2 innings with Arizona and a 3.99 ERA in 47.1 innings pitched with the Aces.

The D-backs look for a four-game series split against the San Diego Padres Sunday afternoon at Chase Field. Ryne Nelson takes the hill for Arizona against San Diego’s Yu Darvish.

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