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Jon Duplantier was shut down in April due to elbow soreness. He is behind other pitchers in summer camp.
Duplantier is working his way back after being shut down with elbow soreness in April. He is throwing and appears to be on track for Opening Day. Duplantier reportedly will be among the Diamondbacks’ options for starters or relievers in 2020. The 25-year-old owned a (1-1) record with a 4.42 ERA, 1.55 WHIP and a 34:18 K:BB across 36 2/3 innings in 2019.
Jon Duplantier will be among the Diamondbacks' options for starters or depth relievers in 2020.
While Merrill Kelly is the most likely candidate to fill Arizona's fifth start slot, Duplantier has been named a leading depth option. He worked as a starter and spring training, and was slated to start for Triple-A Reno had the minor league season progressed as intended.
Jon Duplantier was optioned to the Diamondbacks Triple-A affiliate in Reno.
This move isn't surprising as Duplantier struggled this spring. Over six innings of work he posted a 1.33 K/BB ratio and a whopping 9 BB/9. He figured to be the odd man out for the final rotation spot and with the season temporarily on hold, Duplantier can't improve his body of work. He will likely be called up for some relief work whenever the season gets underway.
Jon Duplantier was optioned to Triple-A Reno.
Duplantier was called up earlier in the week and pitched two innings of relief in Friday's game, allowing one run on two hits and three walks while striking out two. Taylor Clarke was recalled in a corresponding move.
The Diamondbacks have placed Jon Duplantier on the 10-day injured list with right shoulder inflammation. Stefan Crichton has been recalled from Triple-A Reno.
Duplantier was coming off a rough start in his last outing, and it's likely that the shoulder inflammation was to blame. It's unclear who will start for the Diamondbacks against the Nationals this weekend, as Crichton is a reliever. But regardless, owners who picked up Duplantier for his two-start week are out of luck.