D-backs release Ross, option Tomas to Triple-A

D-backs release Ross, option Tomas to Triple-A

The Arizona Diamondbacks announced several roster moves Saturday evening, most notably releasing outfielder Cody Ross and optioning Cuban prospect Yasmany Tomas to Triple-A Reno.

Ross, an 11-year Major League veteran, played two seasons with the D-backs, batting .268 through 177 games. Arizona still owes Ross $9.5 million remaining on his deal this season.

Tomas signed a six-year, $68.5 million deal this offseason. Though he's a natural outfielder, the 24-year-old primarily worked out at third base this spring and hit .257/.307/.414 with six extra-base hits and 12 RBIs in 24 Cactus League appearances.

The club also formally announced several players who will begin the year on the disabled list. Right-hander Bronson Arroyo was placed on the 60-day DL, while lefty Patrick Corbin, righty David Hernandez and catcher Oscar Hernandez landed on the 15-day DL.

Chad Thornburg is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.