The Arizona Diamondbacks have placed Willie Bloomquist on the disabled list, the club announced before Saturday's game. The infielder has been struggling with a back injury for weeks and was unable to continue playing through it. Bloomquist was hitting .300 and had 22 RBI in 79 games.
In addition to placing Bloomquist on the DL, Arizona made the following roster moves: they recalled right-handed pitcher Bryan Shaw, designated lefty Mike Zagurski for assignment, and selected the contract of infielder Jake Elmore from Triple-A Reno. Shaw had been optioned to Reno in late July after posting a 1-4 record and a 4.26 ERA in 43 games in the majors. At Reno he allowed two earned runs in eight innings and struck out 10 in eight appearances.
Elmore, 25, hit .344 with 30 doubles and nine triples to go with 73 RBI, 95 runs scored and 32 stolen bases in 108 games with the Aces. Elmore was a 34th-round pick out of ASU in 2008, and this year was the starting second baseman on the PCL mid-season All-Star team.
When Elmore plays, he'll be the second Sun Devil to appear in a game for the D-backs in club history, joining Bloomquist. He's wearing No. 14.
Zagurski never really caught on with Arizona. He had a 6.18 ERA in 32 games.
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