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RHP Daniel Hudson will be activated from the disabled list Monday, when major league rosters expand, manager Kirk Gibson said Sunday. Hudson pitched a scoreless inning on a rehab assignment at Triple-A Reno on Friday and could get into a game as early as Tuesday or Wednesday in San Diego, Gibson said, if the situation presents itself. Hudson was 16-12 in 2011 but has not pitched a major league game since June 26, 2012.
1B Jordan Pacheco was 1-for-4 with an RBI single in a 6-2 victory Sunday against Colorado, his former team. Pacheco has played first base, second base and third base for Arizona since coming via waivers from the Rockies on June 12. "Just looking forward, more of a bench guy, a role player," Arizona manager Kirk Gibson said. "A guy who gives you a lot of flexibility. He handles the bat pretty well, as he's shown in his career. That's appealing."
RHP Chase Anderson tied a career high with eight strikeouts and gave up only one run in six innings of a 6-2 victory Sunday. He was removed after 86 pitches, all part of Arizona manager Kirk Gibson's plan to give his young pitchers a little more time off in the final month of the season. "He'd done his job," Gibson said. "We want him to pitch through September. We think it is important. Yet we don't want him to give seven, eight nine innings. There is a limit to give him enough to stay fresh." Anderson has thrown a career-high 137 1/3 innings between Double-A Mobile and the D-backs this season.
OF Cody Ross will be activated from the disabled list when rosters expand on Monday, manager Kirk Gibson said. Ross, who has been out since July 22 with a strained left calf, will be used most as a pinch-hitter, Gibson said. "We'll continue to work him hard and see if he is ready to play a game," Gibson said. "We'll get him in some games." Ross, recovering from a fractured hip suffered in August 2013, is hitting .238 in 66 games this season.
OF Nolan Reimold is making a strong first impression. Reimold hit a two-run, pinch-hit home run in the seventh inning Sunday to gave Arizona a 4-1 lead in its 6-2 victory. Reimold had two hits in his first start Saturday, his first game since being claimed off waivers from Toronto on Thursday. "It's been awhile since I've been able to swing with my surgeries and stuff," said Reimold, who missed most of the 2012 and 2013 seasons because of surgery to repair a herniated disk in his neck. "I feel like I've come a long way. It's important for me to finish the year strong because I've had some time off." Reimold had the same surgery that threatened Denver quarterback Peyton Manning's career.
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