D-backs Announce September Callups

The Arizona Diamondbacks have recalled eight Tucson Sidewinders to the big league squad as rosters expanded, including Josh Whitesell, the hottest prospect in the organization. None of these players are eligible to participate in the playoffs, excepting as an injury replacement.

PHOENIX -- The Arizona Diamondbacks recalled catcher Robby Hammock, right-handed pitchers Billy Buckner, Jailen Peguero, and Leo Rosales, left-handed pitcher Doug Slaten, infielders Jamie D'Antona and Josh Whitesell, and outfielder Alex Romero from Tucson (Triple-A), as announced by D-backs Executive Vice President and General Manager Josh Byrnes. 

Hammock saw action in 16 games for the D-backs this season, batting .171 (7-for-41) with four runs scored, a double and two RBIs. He played in 62 games for the Sidewinders, batting .240 (52-for-217) with 29 runs scored, six doubles, two triples, five home runs and 27 RBIs.

Buckner pitched seven games for the D-backs this season, going 1-0 with a 3.60 ERA (4 ER in 10.0 IP) with two walks and eight strikeouts. Rosales appeared in 22 games in his big league debut this season, going 1-0 with a 4.01 ERA (11 ER in 24.2 IP) with 10 walks and 15 strikeouts. Slaten saw action in 38 games for the D-backs earlier this season, going 0-3 with a 4.30 ERA (14 ER in 29.1 IP) with 11 walks and 15 strikeouts.

D'Antona saw action in his first 12 Major League games this season, batting .182 (2-for-11) with a run scored. Romero also saw action in his first big league games this season, playing in 63 games, batting .244 (31-for-127) with 11 runs scored, eight doubles, two triples, a home run and 12 RBIs. Whitesell, acquired via waivers in during spring training from Washington, has never appeared in a big league game.   He went .328/.425/.568 with 26 HR and 110 RBI at Tucson.

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