D’backs recall Spruill to start makeup game, place Montero on DL

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Updated: August 1, 2013

Arlington, TX (Sports Network) – The Arizona Diamondbacks recalled pitcher
Zeke Spruill to make his first major league start in Thursday’s interleague
makeup game against the Texas Rangers.

Spruill pitched 4 1/3 innings of relief over four appearances for the
Diamondbacks during a call-up in June. The 23-year-old right-hander posted a
4-3 record with a 3.24 ERA in 12 starts for Reno this season.

The Diamondbacks also placed catcher Miguel Montero on the 15-day disabled
list with a lower back strain, selected the contract of catcher Tuffy
Gosewisch from Reno and optioned pitcher Chaz Roe to the Triple-A club.

Montero is batting .228 with nine homers and 34 RBI through 92 games this
year.