The Arizona Diamondbacks selected the contract of right-handed pitcher Kyle Drabek, optioned right-handed pitcher Silvino Bracho to Triple-A Reno and transferred outfielder A.J. Pollock to the 60-day disabled list and, as announced by D-backs Sr. Vice President & General Manager Dave Stewart.
Drabek, 28, made 4 appearances (1 start) this spring for the D-backs, and went 1-0 with a 1.29 ERA (1 ER in 7.0 IP). He signed with Arizona as a Minor League free agent on Nov. 23, 2015. Drabek will wear jersey No. 31.
Drabek spent the majority of the 2015 season with Triple-A Charlotte, going 7-11 with a 3.47 ERA (53 ER in 137.1 IP) in 24 starts. He also made 3 appearances for the White Sox and posted a 5.06 ERA (3 ER in 5.1 IP). Drabek was twice rated by Baseball America as being a Top-30 prospect in baseball (No. 25 in 2010 and No. 29 in 2011) and is the son of former Major League Cy Young Award winner and D-backs' Double-A pitching coach, Doug Drabek.
Bracho, 23, pitched 1.1 innings in yesterday's season opener and allowed 1 run on 2 hits.
Pollock, 28, suffered a fractured right elbow in Friday's exhibition game at Chase Field vs. Royals and is scheduled to undergo surgery this afternoon, performed by Dr. Donald Sheridan and Dr. Gary Waslewski.
The D-backs 40-man roster remains at 40.