Joe Saunders’ rehab start in Arizona League yesterday: 4 1/3 IP, 3 H, 5 R, 3 ER, 5 BB, 7 K. Gibson said Saunders to face Cubs on Saturday.
— Nick Piecoro
(@nickpiecoro) July 9,
That’s not a real promising outing, particularly all the walks, but maybe Saunders was working on particular pitches or something. No roster move has yet been officially announced, but we do know this:
— Joe Kacik (@JKacik) July 13,
That likely means a reliever will be sent down to make room for Saunders, and Trevor Bauer, who was recalled when Saunders hit the DL, will stay in the D’backs rotation.