Rubby De La Rosa has been on the 10-day disabled list since July 6, with a right shoulder injury. He was activated today and J.J. Hoover has been optioned to Triple-A Reno.
#Dbacks reinstate RHP Rubby De La Rosa from the 10-day DL. Following last night’s game, RHP J.J. Hoover was optioned to Triple-A Reno.
— Arizona Diamondbacks (@Dbacks) July 26, 2017
Unfortunately, neither pitcher has been particularly impressive so far this year. Hoover has a 4.82 ERA while allowing 6.11 BB/9, 1.61 HR/9 and 12.86 K/9. De La Rosa has a 5.40 ERA and has allowed 5.4 BB/9, 1.8 HR/9 and is striking batters out at a 14.40 K/9 rate.
While those stats may not be all that encouraging, with De La Rosa, the Diamondbacks are at least getting a fresh arm that can eat up some innings of middle relief. On his rehab assignment in Arizona and at Triple-A Reno, De Le Rosa pitched three innings and gave up three runs on four hits.
If anything, this really highlights the need for the D-backs to try and secure another bullpen arm as they make a run towards the playoffs in 2017.