The Arizona Diamondbacks announced today they have recalled catcher Konrad Schmidt from Triple-A Reno and optioned left-handed pitcher Patrick Corbin to Reno, according to D-backs’ Executive Vice President & General Manager Kevin Towers.
Schmidt, 27, hit .274 (32-for-117) with 8 doubles, 3 homers and 14 RBI in 31 games (30 at catcher) for the Aces, including a .338 mark (22-for-65) in 17 home games and a .348 average (8-for-23) against lefties. He hit safely in 10 of 12 games in May at a .326 clip (15-for-46).
Schmidt’s previous big league experience consists of 4 games with the D-backs in 2010. The 5-foot-10, 229-pounder is in his sixth season in the D-backs organization, originally signing as a Minor League free agent in 2007 after playing collegiately at University of Nevada-Reno and Santa Rosa (Calif.) Junior College.
Schmidt will wear No. 33.
Corbin, 22, was 2-3 with a 5.27 ERA (16 ER in 27.1 IP) in 5 starts since being recalled on April 30 from Double-A Mobile. He won his Major League debut, 9-5 at Marlins, on April 30 as the fourth-youngest pitcher to make his first big league start for the D-backs. In 4 starts for Mobile, he was 2-0 with a 1.67 ERA (5 ER in 27.0 IP), 8 walks and 25 strikeouts.
The D-backs acquired Corbin from the Los Angeles Angels on July 25, 2010 with LHP Joe Saunders, LHP Tyler Skaggs and RHP Rafael Rodriguez in exchange for RHP Dan Haren. Corbin was the Angels’ second-round pick in the 2009 First-Year Player Draft.
The D-backs’ 40-man roster is at 38.