Before the team's 3-2 loss to the Miami Marlins on Saturday, Arizona Diamondbacks manager Kirk Gibson announced who would make the start on Monday morning for the series finale. He said that left-hander Patrick Corbin would get called up from AA Mobile to make his major league debut.
Right-hander Josh Collmenter, who was the third starter on the team and had struggled for the most part so far this season, is now in the bullpen to fill the role of long reliever.
Gibson refused to get into any specifics as to why Corbin was the guy they decided that they woudl call up, as opposed to Tyler Skaggs, Trevor Bauer or even anyone in AAA Reno. He explained simply that he was the guy that they decided they would call up.
Going back to spring training, he not only threw the ball very well and could have won a spot on the rotation from the start, but he did things that Gibson expects from his pitchers. He fields his position, he covers first base when it is appropriate, holds runners on and handles the bat well.
When they call up Corbin on Monday, there will need to be a coordinating roster move.