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D-backs Place Montero On 15-Day Disabled List

Option Roe To Reno, Recall Spruill From Reno and Select Gosewisch From Reno

The Arizona Diamondbacks (@Dbacks) have placed catcher Miguel Montero (@miggymont26) on the 15-day disabled list with a lower back strain retroactive to July 29, optioned right-handed pitcher Chaz Roe to Triple-A Reno, recalled right-handed pitcher Zeke Spruill (@zekespruill) from Reno and selected the contract of catcher Tuffy Gosewisch (GOES-wish) (@santiagoeswisch) from Reno, according to D-backs' Executive Vice President & General Manager Kevin Towers. Additionally, left-handed pitcher Joe Thatcher, who was acquired yesterday, has reported to the club.

Montero, 30, was hitting .228 (74-for-325) with 11 doubles, 9 home runs and 34 RBI in 92 games with Arizona this season. He ranked second in MLB with 796.1 innings caught, trailing only St. Louis' Yadier Molina (804.1).

The Arizona Diamondbacks (@Dbacks) have placed catcher Miguel Montero (@miggymont26) on the 15-day disabled list with a lower back strain retroactive to July 29, optioned right-handed pitcher Chaz Roe to Triple-A Reno, recalled right-handed pitcher Zeke Spruill (@zekespruill) from Reno and selected the contract of catcher Tuffy Gosewisch (GOES-wish) (@santiagoeswisch) from Reno, according to D-backs' Executive Vice President & General Manager Kevin Towers. Additionally, left-handed pitcher Joe Thatcher, who was acquired yesterday, has reported to the club.

Montero, 30, was hitting .228 (74-for-325) with 11 doubles, 9 home runs and 34 RBI in 92 games with Arizona this season. He ranked second in MLB with 796.1 innings caught, trailing only St. Louis' Yadier Molina (804.1).

Over 8 Major League seasons with the D-backs (2006-present), Montero is batting .268 (655-for-2440) with 146 doubles, 82 home runs and 368 RBI. He is the franchise's all-time leader as catcher in home runs (78), RBI (351), games caught (683) and innings caught (5,694.0).

Roe, 26, was 1-0 with a 5.79 ERA (3 ER in 4.2 IP) in 4 relief appearances with the D-backs in 2013. He was recalled from Reno on July 28 and pitched 1.0 inning on July 30 @ Tampa Bay (1 ER).

Spruill, 23, combined to go 4-6 with a 2.68 ERA (31 ER in 104.0 IP) in 17 starts with Triple-A Reno and Double-A Mobile this season. He has not allowed an earned run in his last 5 starts, going 3-0 with a 0.00 ERA (31.2 IP).

Spruill, who is scheduled to make his first Major League start tonight, has gone 42-39 with 1 save and a 3.45 ERA (262 ER in 684.0 IP) in 121 games (112 starts) in 6 Minor League seasons with the Braves (2008-12) and D-backs (2013).

Gosewisch, 29, hit .285 (65-for-228) with 19 doubles, 6 home runs and 30 RBI in 66 games with the Aces in 2013. He was named to the Pacific Coast League midseason All-Star Team and led the league with a 51.2 caught stealing percentage (21-for-41).

Gosewisch is a career .238 (590-for-2476) hitter with 159 doubles, 51 home runs and 300 RBI in 9 Minor League seasons with the Phillies (2005-12), Blue Jays (2012) and D-backs (2013).

Gosewisch, who will wear No. 54 in his Major League debut, is a 2001 graduate of Horizon High School in Phoenix and attended Arizona State University from 2002-05. He signed with the D-backs as a Minor League free agent on Nov. 4, 2012.

Thatcher will wear No. 57.

The D-backs 40-man roster is at 39.

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