D-backs announce roster for Australia trip

D-backs announce roster for Australia trip

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- After one unfortunate change and a few final considerations, the D-backs put together a 31-man traveling party for the trip to Australia just prior to their departure Sunday.

The club headed Down Under with 16 pitchers, three catchers, seven infielders and five outfielders. From that group, the D-backs will announce the 25-man roster for the Opening Series before the start of the first game of the regular season on Saturday.

After Patrick Corbin sustained an elbow injury that knocked him out of the first start, Wade Miley took his place on the traveling roster and will take the ball for the opener. Corbin will be getting a second opinion on the diagnosis of a partial ligament tear, while veteran starters Bronson Arroyo and Brandon McCarthy will keep working out in Arizona.

Australia native Ryan Rowland-Smith is on the trip to pitch for his country's national team in an exhibition against the D-backs, so the club is bringing 31 players, compared with 30 the Dodgers will bring.

Here's the traveling party for the D-backs:

Pitchers (16): Archie Bradley, Charles Brewer, Trevor Cahill, Josh Collmenter, Randall Delgado, Will Harris, David Hernandez, Wade Miley, Oliver Perez, J.J. Putz, Addison Reed, Ryan Rowland-Smith, Bo Schultz, Zeke Spruill, Joe Thatcher, Brad Ziegler.

Catchers (3): Henry Blanco, Tuffy Gosewisch, Miguel Montero.

Infielders (7): Eric Chavez, Paul Goldschmidt, Didi Gregorius, Aaron Hill, Chris Owings, Cliff Pennington, Martin Prado.

Outfielders (5): Tony Campana, Gerardo Parra, A.J. Pollock, Mark Trumbo, Matt Tuiasosopo.

In addition to finalizing the Australia roster, the D-backs also made six roster moves Sunday, optioning left-hander Joe Paterson to Triple-A Reno, reassigning to Minor League camp outfielder Shelley Duncan, infielders Mike Jacobs and Andy Marte, and catcher Blake Lalli, and outrighting right-hander Marcos Mateo, returning him to the Triple-A Iowa Cubs.

John Schlegel is a national reporter for MLB.com. You can follow him on Twitter at @JohnSchlegelMLB. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.