The Arizona Diamondbacks’ bullpen continues to require a turnstile as manager Chip Hale looks for consistency on its back end.
The D-backs recalled reliever Enrique Burgos from Triple-A Reno on Saturday and optioned Silvino Bracho to the minor-league affiliate.
Bracho has allowed three earned runs and five hits in 1.2 innings with the major league team this season. He struggled Friday night in an 8-7 loss to the Pittsburgh Pirates, pitching for just one out but allowing three hits, a walk and two runs.
“We were close but obviously close doesn’t count,” Hale said Friday after his offense couldn’t rally when the bullpen allowed three runs to score in the seventh and eighth frames. “We wanted to get the victory. We just need to be able to, (in) those middle innings … be able to shut them down.”
Burgos appeared in 30 games for the D-backs last season and recorded two saves. He allowed 14 earned runs over 27 innings.
This season with Triple-A Reno, Burgos hasn’t allowed a run in five games and as many innings. It’s Burgos’ first stint with the Diamondbacks this year.