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D-backs Place Taijuan Walker on Paternity Leave List

The Arizona Diamondbacks placed RHP Taijuan Walker on the Paternity Leave List and recalled RHP Matt Koch from Triple-A Reno.
July 20, 2017

The Arizona Diamondbacks placed RHP Taijuan Walker on the Paternity Leave List and recalled RHP Matt Koch from Triple-A Reno. Walker, who was scheduled to be this afternoon's starting pitcher @ Reds, will be replaced by LHP Patrick Corbin.   Walker, 24, has left the team to be with his

The Arizona Diamondbacks placed RHP Taijuan Walker on the Paternity Leave List and recalled RHP Matt Koch from Triple-A Reno. Walker, who was scheduled to be this afternoon's starting pitcher @ Reds, will be replaced by LHP Patrick Corbin.
 
Walker, 24, has left the team to be with his wife, Heather, for the birth of their first child.
 
Koch, 26, has gone 1-1 with a 8.47 ERA (16 ER in 17.0 IP) in 4 starts for the Aces this season. He made his Major League debut with Arizona in 2016, going 1-1 with a 2.00 ERA (4 ER in 18.0 IP) in 7 appearances (2 starts).