PHOENIX (AP) -The Arizona Diamondbacks activated third baseman Chad Tracy from the disabled list Sunday.
Tracy, who had been out since May 16 with a sore left ribcage, batted cleanup in the finale of a three-game series against Boston.
Tracy's return creates a potential dilemma for manager Bob Melvin. Rookie Mark Reynolds, promoted from Double-A Mobile to replace Tracy, is hitting .321 with four homers and 15 RBIs in 23 games. And he has performed capably in the field.
Tracy, who is hitting .311 with one homer and 14 RBIs in 31 games, can also play first base. But putting Tracy at first would force Melvin to bench Conor Jackson, who has raised his batting average to .280 after a slow start.
``We'll do the best we can,'' Melvin said. ``You want to keep everybody involved, yet you still have to run your best lineup out there. So if someone gets their feelings hurt because they're not playing much, that can be the bad side of it.''
In a corresponding move, the Diamondbacks optioned utility man Robby Hammock to Triple-A Tucson. Hammock hit .237 with no homers and no RBIs in 28 games.
``We're not getting enough at-bats for him, basically,'' Melvin said. ``Can he play here? Absolutely.''

Recent MLB Discussions

MLB Trends Wednesday, May 25 on Wed, May 2016 by Blade
May Pitchers Report on Wed, May 2016 by Blade
MLB Trends Tuesday, May 24 on Tue, May 2016 by Blade

Top MLB Public Bets

MLB Top Stories

Thumbnail Can Reds contain rolling Dodgers tonight? Everybody’s picking on the last-place Reds at the moment. Why not add the Dodgers’ Scott Kazmir to the group?
Thumbnail A's vs. Mariners Prediction Will tonight's AL West matchup between the A's and Mariners be a high-scoring affair at 10:10PM ET?
Thumbnail Diamondbacks vs. Pirates Total Pick Will the Pittsburgh Pirates continue to pile up the runs against the Arizona Diamondbacks when they meet tonight at 7PM...
Thumbnail Blue Jays vs. Yankees Prediction The Yankees are red-hot but can the Blue Jays end the Bombers' six-game winning streak tonight at 7:05PM ET?
Thumbnail Pirates to keep pouring it on Diamondbacks? Don’t look now, but the National League Central Division race seems poised to get a lot more interesting.
More inMLB Articles  

MLB Team Pages