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D-backs Recall Ildemaro Vargas & Option Braden Shipley to Triple-A Reno

The Arizona Diamondbacks (@Dbacks) recalled INF Ildemaro Vargas (ILL-de-mar-oh) from Triple-A Reno after optioning RHP Braden Shipley to Reno following last night's game.

Vargas, 25, will wear No. 15 in his Major League debut. Named to the Pacific Coast League All-Star Team for the Triple-A All-Star Game, he ranks among Triple-A leaders in doubles (1st, 24), runs (1st, 64), and hits (4th, 97). Over 3 seasons in the D-backs' organization, he has 365 hits and 95 walks with only 82 strikeouts. He debuts after spending 10 seasons in the Minors (since 2008), appearing in 738 games with 2,734 at-bats.

The Arizona Diamondbacks (@Dbacks) recalled INF Ildemaro Vargas (ILL-de-mar-oh) from Triple-A Reno after optioning RHP Braden Shipley to Reno following last night's game.

Vargas, 25, will wear No. 15 in his Major League debut. Named to the Pacific Coast League All-Star Team for the Triple-A All-Star Game, he ranks among Triple-A leaders in doubles (1st, 24), runs (1st, 64), and hits (4th, 97). Over 3 seasons in the D-backs' organization, he has 365 hits and 95 walks with only 82 strikeouts. He debuts after spending 10 seasons in the Minors (since 2008), appearing in 738 games with 2,734 at-bats.

In 74 games with the Aces, he is hitting .303 (97-for-320) with 24 doubles, 2 triples, 6 home runs, 43 RBI, 64 runs scored, 16 walks and 7 stolen bases. Defensively, he has a .981 fielding percentage with only 6 errors in 320 total chances at second base (58 games), shortstop (4 games), third base (4 games) and outfield (8 games). Against lefties, he is hitting .368 (25-for-68). With runners on base, he's hitting .355 (44-for-124) with 9 doubles, 1 triple, 3 homers and 40 RBI.

The native of Venezuela is in his third season in the D-backs' organization having signed as a Minor League free agent on May 26, 2015. He originally signed with the St. Louis Cardinals as a non-drafted free agent on June 26, 2008.

Shipley, 25, has appeared in 4 games (2 starts) for the D-backs this season and is 0-1 with a 6.35 ERA (9 R-8 ER in 11.1 IP).

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