Injuries & Moves: Peacock to bereavement list

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Keep track of the D-backs' recent transactions and injury updates throughout the season.

ROSTER MOVES

June 21: RHP placed on bereavement list
Peacock will be away from the team for a couple of days, but he should be back in time to make his next start.

June 21: RHP recalled from Triple-A Reno
Castellanos will provide some depth in the bullpen until Peacock returns.

June 20: C placed on 10-day injured list (fractured right wrist)
Kelly was hit by a pitch from Walker Buehler in the second inning June 19 and X-rays taken showed a fracture. Kelly will have a CT scan on June 21 and be evaluated by team hand specialist, Don Sheridan, in order to determine the full scope of the injury.

June 20: RHP optioned to Triple-A Reno
Ginkel has struggled with his command this year, much like he did in 2020, and the D-backs want him to get some consistent work at Reno to see if he can get back on track. Ginkel had an outstanding 2019 after being called up to the big leagues for the first time in August, but that success has proved difficult for him to sustain.

June 20: C recalled from Triple-A Reno
With Kelly on the shelf for a while, Varsho could get his first chance at consistent playing time behind the plate in the big leagues. Drafted as a catcher, Varsho has played more outfield -- center and right -- in the big leagues than at catcher. That should change this time around.

June 20: INF/OF recalled from Triple-A Reno
VanMeter was acquired from the Reds at the Trade Deadline last year and did not get consistent at-bats last year or when he opened 2021 with the D-backs. VanMeter, who was hitting .388/.538/.881 for Reno at the time of his promotion, will primarily see time at second and third base.

June 19: RHP signed by D-backs
Faria was signed and immediately placed on the big league roster. The 27-year-old had been pitching for the Angels' Triple-A Salt Lake City affiliate, where he was 3-2 with a 5.65 ERA in seven starts. The Angels released him on Wednesday. Faria has appeared in 49 career Major League games with the Rays and Brewers. D-backs manager Torey Lovullo said that Faria will pitch out of the bullpen for the time being.

June 19: INF designated for assignment
Vargas had been acquired by the D-backs from the Pirates on June 2 in exchange for cash considerations. In 18 plate appearances for the D-backs, Vargas had a slash line of .176/.222/.176.

INJURY UPDATES

10-day IL

LHP (left shoulder inflammation)
Expected return: TBD
Bumgarner threw a 20-pitch bullpen session on June 21, his first since going on the injured list. The left-hander was removed from his June 2 start with left shoulder discomfort after working two innings against the Mets. He was placed on the IL the next day. (Last updated: June 21)

RHP (right groin strain)
Expected return: TBD
Widener is scheduled to throw a live batting-practice session on June 22. He threw a 31-pitch bullpen session on June 18 and also added in some pitcher fielding practice as well. (Last updated: June 21)

RHP (right elbow flexor strain)
Expected return: TBD
Bukauskas, who began a throwing program on June 11, is scheduled to throw a live batting-practice session on June 22. (Last updated: June 21)

C (fractured right wrist)
Expected return:
TBD
Kelly was hit on the wrist by a Walker Buehler fastball on June 19 and sustained a fractured right wrist. He is scheduled to undergo a CT scan on June 21 and be evaluated by team hand specialist, Don Sheridan. After that, the team will have a better feel for how severe the injury is. (Last updated: June 20)

RHP (strained right middle finger)
Expected return:
TBD
Duplantier had been optioned to Triple-A Reno on June 13, but that option was voided when it turned out he had a strained right middle finger. (Last updated: June 18)

RHP Taylor Clarke (strained right teres major)
Expected return:
TBD
Clarke has been one of the team’s most consistent relievers this year, going 1-0 with a 3.74 ERA in 30 appearances. He went on the IL ahead of a game against the Giants on June 15. (Last updated: June 15)

60-day IL

RHP (right shoulder capsule sprain)
Expected return: TBD
Clippard has yet to play this season after getting shut down due to the injury in Spring Training. On June 18, he threw a flat-ground bullpen session of 15 pitches and then threw another 10 pitches off the mound. Clippard is scheduled to throw a bullpen session on June 22. He had begun a throwing program in early May, but that was briefly stopped when he underwent a “small knee procedure” to remove cartilage as a “minor cleanup,” per GM Mike Hazen. (Last updated: June 21)

OF (left hamstring surgery)
Expected return: Potentially June/July
Calhoun has begun taking some on-field live at-bats as he continues to ramp up his throwing, running and hitting progression. (Last updated: June 18)

RHP (right UCL sprain)
Expected return: Mid to late 2022
Devenski underwent Tommy John surgery, ending his 2021 season. He went 1-0 with an 8.59 ERA in eight appearances in his first year with the D-backs. (Last updated: June 5)

RHP (right forearm soreness)
Expected return: TBD
Frankoff complained of forearm soreness after his outing June 3 against the Brewers and was scheduled to return to Phoenix for further evaluation. (Last updated: June 4)

RHP (right shoulder strain)
Expected return:
TBD
Weaver is awaiting a second opinion after he underwent an MRI exam that revealed a right shoulder strain on May 17, a day after he exited his start against the Nationals due to soreness. He was transferred to the 60-day injured list on May 27. (Last updated: May 27)