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Diamondbacks recall Didi Gregorius

...Didi Gregorius...
...back in Major League...
(© Photo: Henk Seppen)
PHOENIX, Arizona (USA) - The Arizona Diamondbacks have recalled Dutch infielder Mariekson 'Didi' Gregorius today (Tuesday, June 3) to its Major League-squad. The Amsterdam-born Gregorius takes the place of infielder Cliff Pennington, who was put on the disabled list with a sprained ligament in his left thumb.

During Spring Training, Gregorius was one of the 25 players who made the Major League-roster of the Diamondbacks. This was the first time that the 24-year old Gregorius made an Opening Day roster. The short stop played with the D'backs in the first two games of the season against the Los Angeles Dodgers, which were played in Sydney (Australia) in March. After returning from Australia, Gregorius was sent to the Triple-A team of the Diamondbacks in Reno.

In 57 games this season with the Reno Aces, Gregorius batted .310 with 70 basehits, including 14 doubles, four triples and three homeruns. He scored 42 runs and batted in 25. In the Pacific Coast League, Gregorius is in third place with his runs scored, basehits and triples. The most of his games, he played at second base.

After signing a contract in August 2007, Gregorius made his professional debut in 2008 playing in the Rookie League-team of the Cincinnati Reds. He made his Major League-debut on September 5, 2012 with the Reds and went on to play in eight games.

In December 2012, Gregorius was traded to the Diamondbacks. He then played in 103 Major League-games for the D'backs last season, hitting .252 with seven homeruns and 28 runs batted in.

(June 3)

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