D-backs’ Jon Duplantier to start vs. Cardinals; Martin optioned to Reno – Arizona Sports

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The Arizona Diamondbacks did some rotation tweaking ahead of Thursday’s matchup against the St. Louis Cardinals.

The team scratched Matt Peacock from his scheduled start due to illness and will instead turn to Jon Duplantier in Game 1 of the series.

Additionally, the D-backs selected the contract of right-handed pitcher Ryan Buchter from Triple-A Reno, while optioning RHP Corbin Martin to the Aces.

Arizona also transferred starting pitcher Luke Weaver (strained right shoulder) to the 60-day injured list.

Peacock was in line to make his third start of the season. In 10 games (22 innings pitched), the pitcher sports a 4.91 ERA to go along with a 1.091 WHIP. He’s struck out 15 and walked three.

Duplantier was called up ahead of Tuesday’s game against the San Francisco Giants but did not see any game action.

The pitcher returns to the majors after a two-year absence. In 15 games (three starts) in 2019, Duplantier went 1-1 with a save and a 4.42 ERA. He struck out 34 batters and walked 18.

He was scratched from a spring training start this season after injuring himself while putting a razor together.

Since then, he’s made two starts with the Triple-A Reno Aces, going 1-0 through 7.1 innings of work.

The D-backs will look to shake a 10-game losing streak Thursday night when they take on the Cardinals.

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