Diamondbacks Activate Geoff Blum, Alberto Casillo, Recall Ryan Cook & Sam Demel

The Arizona Diamondbacks announced some roster moves Thursday as infielder Geoff Blum and pitcher Alberto Castillo have been activated from the disabled list, while recalling pitchers Ryan Cook and Sam Demel from Triple-A Reno, according to Diamondbacks General Manager Kevin Towers.

Cook had been called up two previous times to the Show, sporting a 0-1 record with an unfortunate 21.60 ERA (4 ER in 1.2 IP) and .583 opponents average. In 14 games with Triple-A Reno, he went 0-1 with 6 saves, a 2.12 ERA (4 ER in 17.0 IP) and .224 opponents average (13-for-58) with 8 walks and 12 strikeouts. As for Demel, his 2-2 record and 3.60 ERA (10 ER in 25.0 IP)  in 32 games for the D-backs was enough for the team to want him back after he was optioned to Reno on August 1. Demel held opponents scoreless in his final 6 games and 8 of his 11 outings with the Aces. 

Arizona will be excited to get Geoff Blum back after placing him on the DL July 26 with a fractured right pinkie finger; his second stint on the DL this year. In 3 rehabilitation appearances with AZL D-backs and Single-A Visalia, he hit .625 (5-for-8) with 2 doubles, a home run and 3 RBI. They can definitely use the infield depth and another decent bat in the lineup from Blum.

As for Castillo, his DL stint starting July 30 caused him to miss 30 games with left shoulder tendinitis. He made 3 rehabilitation appearances with Reno, allowing only one unearned run with 2 walks and 3 strikeouts over 3.0 innings of work. He posted a 1-0 record and 0.96 ERA (1 ER in 9.1 IP) with 7 walks and 6 strikeouts in 12 games for the D-backs this year. 

The team still has one spot left on their 40 man roster as well yet to be filled. 

For more on the D'backs, check out AZ Snake Pit to get in on the action. 

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