D-backs call up Brewer, Skaggs to bolster staff

D-backs call up Brewer, Skaggs to bolster staff

D-backs call up Brewer, Skaggs to bolster staff

PHOENIX -- Needing bullpen help after playing a combined 10 extra innings during their series in New York this week, the D-backs recalled right-hander Charles Brewer from Triple-A Reno on Friday and optioned outfielder Tony Campana back to the Minors. The club also optioned reliever Chaz Roe to Reno to make room for left-hander Tyler Skaggs, who started Friday's game vs. the Rockies.

In Thursday's 15-inning marathon against the Mets, the D-backs used all eight of their relievers and would've sent infielder Cliff Pennington to the mound if the game went any longer.

"We were pretty exposed," D-backs manager Kirk Gibson said. "You worry about hurting guys No. 1, then you also want to keep them effective. We had to make the move."

Friday marked Brewer's second stint in the Majors after he made two appearances for the D-backs in the middle of June, tossing 3 2/3 scoreless innings and striking out four. The Arizona native had a 3.38 ERA in three starts with Reno since he was last optioned back to the Aces.

"He'll in the bullpen as a long guy, but we'll pitch him anywhere," Gibson said. "Probably lean towards multiple innings though."

Campana went 3-for-10 with two stolen bases in two games with the D-backs in New York. He was initially promoted when Willie Bloomquist went on the disabled list.

"He did a good job, he came in and it was kind of a raw deal," Gibson said. "We needed pitching, but he came up here with a lot of energy. That's what he does, he's very aggressive and he puts pressure on the other team."

Roe appeared in three games after his contract was selected from the Aces on July 1, allowing two runs in 3 2/3 innings. He earned his first career win Thursday despite giving up a run.

Tyler Emerick is an associate reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.