Diamondbacks place Randall Delgado on DL and activate JJ Hoover

PHOENIX, AZ - JULY 08: Arizona Diamondbacks relief pitcher Randall Delgado (48) looks on from the dugout during the MLB baseball game between the Cincinnati Reds and the Arizona Diamondbacks on July 8, 2017, at Chase Field in Phoenix, AZ. The Reds defeated the Diamondbacks 7-0. (Photo by Carlos Herrera/Icon Sportswire)
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The Arizona Diamondbacks have placed right-handed pitcher Randall Delgado on the 10-day disabled list and have activated fellow right-hander J.J. Hoover from the 10-day disabled list, according to the Diamondbacks official Twitter account.

Delgado is dealing with inflammation in his right elbow.

The 27-year-old has appeared in 26 games this season, making five starts. Over 62.2 innings of work, he has gone 1-2 with a 3.59 ERA, allowing 60 hits while issuing just 14 walks for a solid WHIP of 1.181. He has also registered 60 strikeouts.

Delgado appeared in 79 games out of the Diamondbacks’ bullpen last year, pitching to the tune of a 4.44 ERA across 75 frames of action. He surrendered 77 hits and struck out 68 batters.

Arizona acquired him in a January 2013 trade that sent outfielder Justin Upton to the Atlanta Braves.

He was primarily a starter during his first season with the Diamondbacks, with 19 of his 20 outings coming as starts. He went 5-7 with a 4.26 ERA over 116.1 innings, surrendering 116 hits while tallying 79 strikeouts.

Since then, Delgado has mainly pitched out of the bullpen.

The 29-year-old Hoover has made 31 relief appearances for Arizona in 2017.

He has recorded a 4.18 ERA over 23.2 frames, giving up 30 hits while striking out 36 hitters. The Pittsburgh native signed with the Diamondbacks as a free agent this past January.

Hoover spent the first five years of his career as a reliever for the Cincinnati Reds, producing mixed results.

His best season with the Reds came in 2013, when he posted a 2.86 ERA across 66 innings while striking out 67 hitters.

The Diamondbacks are currently 53-38 and have fallen 9.5 games behind the streaking Los Angeles Dodgers for first place in the National League West Division.

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