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D-backs add 6 to expanded roster

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LOS ANGELES -- The D-backs called up six players from Triple-A Reno on Saturday, the first day rosters expanded to a max of 40.

Right-handers Silvino Bracho, Matt Koch and Jimmie Sherfy, infielder Chris Owings, outfielder Socrates Brito and catcher Chris Stewart joined the team for the stretch run. It's possible the D-backs will make even more callups when Double-A Jackson's season comes to an end.

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LOS ANGELES -- The D-backs called up six players from Triple-A Reno on Saturday, the first day rosters expanded to a max of 40.

Right-handers Silvino Bracho, Matt Koch and Jimmie Sherfy, infielder Chris Owings, outfielder Socrates Brito and catcher Chris Stewart joined the team for the stretch run. It's possible the D-backs will make even more callups when Double-A Jackson's season comes to an end.

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Manager Torey Lovullo met individually with the players when they arrived.

"I think they understood that we're in a pennant race, they know the importance of the moment and they're going to prepare and do what they can when they're asked," Lovullo said.

Owings, who spent most of the year in the big leagues, and Brito could possibly get some starts.

"Potentially, they could get a start or two, at times," Lovullo said. "I'm a firm believer in trying to get everybody that type of time, but for right now, I think they're going to find themselves in a pinch-hitting role or a double-switch role, but we'll see what happens."

Another rotation adjustment?
The D-backs recently used the luxury of having two off-days in a week to flip Zack Godley and Robbie Ray in the rotation to try to match them up against teams they felt they would be better suited pitching against.

With an off-day on Wednesday following a two-game series with the Padres, the D-backs are once again toying with the idea.

Godley is scheduled to start Monday and Ray on Tuesday. If they stayed in rotation, Zack Greinke would start Thursday.

Lovullo declined to get into specifics until the team makes a final decision.

Steve Gilbert has covered the D-backs for MLB.com since 2001. Follow him on Twitter @SteveGilbertMLB.

Arizona Diamondbacks, Silvino Bracho, Socrates Brito, Matt Koch, Chris Owings, Jimmie Sherfy, Chris Stewart