Yoshihisa Hirano returns from IL

September 9, 2019

Arizona Diamondbacks – The surging Diamondbacks activated Yoshihisa Hirano from the IL on Sunday. Hirano could get a high-leverage spot sooner rather than later, as Arizona’s efforts to muddle their way through the late innings with their top two relievers unavailable did not go well yesterday. That said, we’ll wait to see how Torey Lovullo deploys him before adding him back to this hierarchy.

Hierarchy remains: Bradley | Ginkel | Lopez.


1. Junior Guerra/Matt Albers – Josh Hader has gone back to back.
2. Mike Morin – Hector Neris threw 23 pitches last night and has gone in three of four.

1. Joakim Soria – If Liam Hendricks goes today, it’ll be back to back and three of four.
2. Andres Munoz – If Kirby Yates goes today, it’ll be three straight.