Diamondbacks Add Six as Rosters Expand
Dana Eveland (Getty Images)

Posted Sep 1, 2007


With the Arizona Diamondbacks in a heated four-way divisional race, their September callups aren't just about player development. On Saturday morning, the club added six players to the roster who figure to have a significant impact on the D-Backs' playoff chances.

The Arizona Diamondbacks have called up Emilio Bonifacio (Mobile), Dana Eveland (Tucson), Robbie Hammock (Tucson), Bill Murphy (Tucson) and Jailen Peguero (Tucson) while reinstating Carlos Quentin off the disabled list, as announced by Diamondbacks' Senior Vice President and General Manager Josh Byrnes.

Murphy has been added to the 40-man roster, bringing the Diamondbacks' roster to the full compliment of 40 players. Murphy will be one of two players making their Major League debuts, joining Bonifacio. Murphy, a lefthanded pitcher, appeared in 54 games (9 starts) this season for Tucson (AAA), going 3-3 with a 3.68 ERA (41 ER in 100.1 IP) with a save, 43 walks and 102 strikeouts. Bonifacio, an infielder, appeared in 131 games for Mobile (AA), batting .285 (156-for-548) with 84 runs scored (second in league), 21 doubles, 5 triples, 2 home runs, 40 RBI, 36 walks and Southern League-best 41 stolen bases, also leading the league in hits.

Eveland will start Saturday against Colorado, his first start for the D-backs and his third appearance for Arizona this season. He was 1-0 with a 1.95 ERA (6 ER in 27.2 IP) in 9 games (7 starts) with Tucson after allowing 3 runs over 1.1 innings in two games with Arizona earlier this season. The Palmdale, CA native was 0-3 with a 8.13 ERA (25 ER in 27.2 IP) in 9 games (5 starts) with the Milwaukee Brewers last season before being acquired from the Brewers along with Doug Davis and Dave Krynzel in exchange for Johnny Estrada, Greg Aquino and Claudio Vargas .on November 26, 2006.

Hammock will make his second appearance on the D-backs' roster, as he began the season with the club, batting .237 (9-for-38) in 28 games played. The utility player saw action in 66 games for Tucson, batting .329 (80-for-243) with 34 runs scored, 17 doubles, a triple, 4 home runs, 35 RBI and 3 stolen bases.

Peguero has had 2 stints with the Diamondbacks this season, appearing in 11 games with an 8.38 ERA (9 ER in 9.2 IP). The righthanded pitcher saw action in 53 games for Tucson, going 6-2 with a 1.89 ERA (14 ER in 66.2 IP) with 4 saves.

Quentin was placed on the disabled list on August 2 with a right hamstring injury. He has played in 71 games for Arizona, batting .208 (45-for-216) with 5 home runs and 28 RBI.



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