Perhaps lost among the plot twists of another close game the Diamondbacks couldn't win Wednesday afternoon in San Francisco was the standout relief work from Keynan Middleton in the eighth inning that provided an emotional lift, even if only briefly. Just when it seemed like the Giants were going to take the lead in...
Middleton was called up from Triple-A Reno on Monday, Jody Jackson of Bally Sports Arizona reports. Middleton will take the place of Ian Kennedy (leg), who was placed on the injured list in the corresponding move. Middleton tossed four scoreless frames over his last five big-league appearances, but don't expect him to occupy a prominent role in Arizona's bullpen.
Middleton (elbow) was reinstated from the 15-day injured list and optioned to Triple-A Reno on Friday. Middleton made a relief appearance in Reno on Thursday, and he struck out one in a scoreless inning. However, the right-hander will remain with the minor-league club now that he's healthy after Taylor Widener was called up Friday.
Middleton (elbow) will throw one inning in a rehab appearance for Triple-A Reno on Thursday, Nick Piecoro of the Arizona Republic reports. Middleton, who has been sidelined since May 16, threw a bullpen session earlier this week, per Piecoro and Jose M. Romero of the Arizona Republic, suggesting a rehab stint was in the offing. The right-hander strung together five straight scoreless appearances before suffering the injury.
Middleton was placed on the 15-day injured list with right elbow inflammation after Game 1 of Tuesday's doubleheader against the Dodgers. Middleton presumably suffered the injury during his last appearance Monday, when he walked one batter during a scoreless inning. It's unclear exactly how long he'll be sidelined, but given it's an elbow injury an absence beyond the 15-day minimum wouldn't be surprising.
Middleton's contract was selected from Triple-A Reno on Friday. Middleton owns a career 3.84 ERA in 126.2 major-league innings, though that mark sits at 5.02 across 43.0 frames since the start of the 2020 season. He'll give Arizona another bullpen option with Mark Melancon landing on the COVID-19 injured list.
The Diamondbacks recently signed outfielder Braden Bishop and reliever Keynan Middleton to minor league contracts, according to Chris Hilburn-Trenkle of Baseball America. Both players qualified for minor league free agency at the end of last season after clearing outright waivers during the year. Bishop has spent the entirety of his...
Middleton signed a minor-league contract with the Diamondbacks, Chris Hilburn-Trenkle of Baseball America reports. Middleton made 32 appearances (one start) with the Mariners during the 2021 campaign and earned four saves while posting a 4.94 ERA and 1.58 WHIP in 31 innings. However, he was cast off the 40-man roster in August and will now attempt to carve out a role with Arizona heading into the 2022 season.
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