SP,RP - ARI - MiLB
The Diamondbacks placed RHP Taylor Clarke on the 10-day injured list with a teres major muscle strain.
Clarke could be out for a while due to this shoulder issue. He had been pitching out of the bullpen in Arizona this season.
Taylor Clarke (3-0) earned the win in the second game of Friday's doubleheader with the Rockies. He allowed four runs on six hits and three walks while striking out five in five innings.
Clarke allowed four runs in the first two innings, but settled down after that. He has shifted between the rotation and bullpen this season, and is unlikely to pitch for the remainder of 2020.
Taylor Clarke did not factor into the decision during Wednesday's loss to the Dodgers, allowing four runs on six hits and two walks while striking out five in six innings.
Clarke struggled with control Wednesday, firing 55-of-86 pitches for strikes. He was hurt by the long ball early, allowing solo homers to Mookie Betts and Enrique Hernandez. Clarke is likely headed back to the bullpen with the addition of Caleb Smith. This season, Clarke has a 3.51 ERA and 1.20 WHIP in 10 appearances.
Taylor Clarke allowed three runs on six hits and three walks while striking out two in three innings against the Giants on Friday. He did not factor into the decision.
This was Clarke's third start filling in for an injured Merrill Kelly. Overall, Clarke has posted a 3.75 ERA in 12 innings. His time in the rotation may be nearing an end, however, as newly acquired Caleb Smith is building up at the alternative site, and appears ready to take the mound soon.
Taylor Clarke allowed one run on one hit and one walk across five innings against the Giants on Sunday. He struck out seven in the no-decision.
Clarke was very sharp on Sunday, his lone blemish coming in the form of an Alex Dickerson home run in the first inning. Beyond that, he only allowed one other baserunner. Clarke has pitched to a 2.22 ERA and 0.95 WHIP in 24.1 innings this season (2 starts). With Madison Bumgarner appearing close to returning to the rotation, it is likely that Clarke is moved back to the bullpen.