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Ray to get callup for start vs. Rockies

D-backs left-hander will fill in for injured Bradley

LOS ANGELES -- The D-backs will promote left-hander Robbie Ray from Triple-A Reno to start Tuesday's game against the Rockies at Coors Field.

Ray takes the place of rookie Archie Bradley, who is on the 15-day disabled list after being struck in the face by a line drive earlier this week.

Ray is 1-3 with a 4.01 ERA in five starts for Reno this year. In 24 2/3 innings he has allowed 25 hits, walked 16 and struck out 35.

"He has pitches to strike guys out, he's got a lot of strikeouts down there and we just want to see what he's got, give him a shot," D-backs manager Chip Hale said. "We're playing a team in the Rockies who can really hit. We saw that at our place. But they swing at a lot of pitches, so his power stuff we think matches up good with them. We had the option of a few guys and a couple of them are lefties. Robbie just makes sense right now at this point."

Ray figures to get a couple of starts before Bradley is ready to return. The plan is for Bradley to throw a bullpen session Saturday and he could be ready to come back right when his 15-day stint on the DL is over.

Steve Gilbert is a reporter for Read his blog, Inside the D-backs, and follow him on Twitter @SteveGilbertMLB.
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