Josh Wilson Replaces Stephen Drew on Roster

Josh Wilson Replaces Stephen Drew on Roster

BREAKING NEWS: Josh Wilson was added to the Arizona Diamondbacks' 40-man roster on April 26 to replace the injured Stephen Drew. He had been batting .260 in Triple-A Reno.

Stephen Drew was placed on the 15-day disabled list Sunday with recurring soreness in his hamstring. He left in the fourth inning of the April 17th game due to left hamstring tightness and was listed as day-to-day. He returned to the starting lineup Wednesday April 22nd after drawing a pinch-hit walk the day before. Drew went 1-for-8 with five strikeouts since his return, and now will not be eligible to come off the DL until mid-May. Had he simply been placed on the DL when he first experienced problems, Drew would have been eligible to play in time for the four games against the division-best Dodgers and runner-up Padres beginning on May 4th.

The only infielder on the 40-man roster who was not on the big league club was Pedro Ciriaco, who hit just .196 in 14 games at Double-A. Instead, Josh Wilson was added to the 40-man roster and will fill in as a utility infielder at the major league level. Wilson was batting .260 in Reno and impressed with a .328 batting average in spring training.


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