D-backs bolster bullpen, call up Spruill

D-backs bolster bullpen, call up Spruill

SAN FRANCISCO -- The D-backs added some depth to their bullpen Tuesday by recalling right-handed pitcher Zeke Spruill from Triple-A Reno.

Reno is chasing a Pacific Coast League and Triple-A championship so Spruill was a bit torn about leaving, but was certainly glad to be back in the big leagues.

With Reno this year, Spruill was 3-7 with one save and a 6.04 ERA in 28 games (11 starts).

This is Spruill's third stint with the D-backs this year. He started the second game of a doubleheader May 25 and allowed three runs in 5 1/3 innings.

Then he made a relief appearance June 25 against the Indians and allowed two runs over four innings.

It didn't take long for Spruill to see action as he was summoned to replace an ineffective Wade Miley on Tuesday and he held the Giants to two runs (one earned) over four innings.

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