The Diamondbacks have announced that Infielder Emmanuel Rivera has been placed on the 10-day Injured List with a fractured left wrist. In a corresponding move, Infielder Jake Hager’s contract has been selected from Triple-A Reno.
This marks the end of the season for Rivera, who was acquired by Arizona from the Royals in exchange right-hander Luke Weaver at the trade deadline earlier this season. Rivera’s season line of .233/.292/.409 has improved slightly since his arrival in Arizona, where he has slashed .227/.304/.424 in 148 plate appearances while primarily playing third base. Rivera, 26, isn’t slated to hit free agency until after the 2027 season, so he is likely to remain part of the Diamondbacks infield mix in the coming years.
As for Hager, the 2022 season has been spent mostly at the Triple-A level, where he has slashed .261/.342/.391 in 72 games. Hager previously joined the big league team in late May, playing shortstop, third base, and second base and slashing .240/.345/.280 in 28 games before being optioned back to Triple-A in early July. In August, Hager was designated for assignment and assigned outright to Reno.
More to come…