Pitching well of late, McFarland heads to DL

Lefty's injury clears spot for Godley on roster

Pitching well of late, McFarland heads to DL

PHOENIX -- The D-backs placed left-handed reliever T.J. McFarland on the 10-day disabled list Wednesday, less than 24 hours after he was struck on the left ankle by a comebacker.

The move allowed the D-backs to add Zack Godley to the 25-man roster. The right-hander started Wednesday night's game against the Tigers.

McFarland's injury comes at a time when he was pitching well. He was called up from Triple-A Reno on April 27, and had allowed just one run in 5 2/3 innings since.

"Very frustrating," McFarland said. "Nobody likes to go on the DL, nobody wants to take time off, especially when you feel good, especially when you want to help the team out. I don't want to come out of the game there because it puts more pressure on the bullpen."

X-rays taken of McFarland's ankle Tuesday night were negative, so it doesn't look like the left-hander will be out for an extended period.

McFarland's injury saved the D-backs from having to make a difficult roster move with one of their other relievers to make room for Godley.

"He came in today and was a little stiff, a little sore," manager Torey Lovullo said. "It was the right situation for him to not force anything. Put him on the DL, and let him catch his breath a little bit and let him get some strength and flexibility back in that lower half, and see where that takes him."

Be careful

Outfielder David Peralta's tendency to play all out, without regard for his body, is certainly appreciated by his teammates, but they do remind him to be careful.

Peralta said that when he's racing to catch a ball near the seats in foul territory down the right-field line, he can hear first baseman Paul Goldschmidt yelling at him.

"He sometimes will yell, 'Be careful,' if I'm running full speed toward the wall," Peralta said. "He's said to me before, 'Hey, we need you to stay healthy. We don't want to lose you.'"

Peralta made a leaping catch at the wall in the seventh inning Tuesday night that robbed Miguel Cabrera of at least a double, if not a homer.

Peralta's great jumping catch

In the bottom half of that inning, Peralta hit a ball that left fielder Justin Upton caught at the wall.

As Peralta rounded first base, Cabrera said, "That's what you get," with a big smile on his face.

Steve Gilbert has covered the D-backs for MLB.com since 2001. Follow him on Twitter @SteveGilbertMLB. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.