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D-backs call up Roe to bolster bullpen

D-backs call up Roe to bolster bullpen

D-backs call up Roe to bolster bullpen

PHOENIX -- Adding extra bullpen support until Brandon McCarthy returns from the disabled list, the D-backs recalled right-handed reliever Chaz Roe from Triple-A Reno on Sunday to take the roster spot of Tyler Skaggs, who was optioned following his brief rocky start on Saturday.

"It's a no-brainer. We knew we were going to have another starter for Skaggs the next time, so we brought another arm up," D-backs manager Kirk Gibson said. "It gives us more flexibility."

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Roe appeared in three games for the D-backs earlier this month against the Mets, tossing 3 2/3 innings and allowing two runs on four hits, including a homer, in his first Major League stint. Since then, Roe has surrendered just one run in seven innings back in the Minors.

"He sucked it up big time, he was dragging," Gibson said of Roe's last call-up. "But he's been doing a good job lately, he's been throwing the ball good in Triple-A."

In 16 total innings for Reno this season, the 26-year-old has a 1.69 ERA with six saves and 17 strikeouts.

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

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