08/10/12 8:45 PM ET
Bloomquist's back injury a day-to-day issue
By Tyler Emerick / MLB.com
Ulcers send Collmenter to DL
PHOENIX -- The D-backs placed right-handed relief pitcher Josh Collmenter on the 15-day disabled list Friday with ulcers and recalled right-handed reliever Brad Bergesen from Triple-A Reno.Coming home from a 10-day road trip on Thursday, D-backs manager Kirk Gibson said Collmenter became ill as soon as he got off the plane. "It cropped up last night," Gibson said. "It's kind of a personal thing. It's legitimate. It happened off the plane. He went home and got very, very sick." Collmenter was 3-3 with a 4.24 ERA in 22 games (nine starts) with the D-backs in 2012. In his last 18 games, he went 3-1 with a 2.41 ERA. Bergesen, claimed from the Orioles on July 20 off waivers, tossed 3 2/3 scoreless innings in his only start with Reno on Aug. 5 at Iowa. He also made three relief appearances with the D-backs this season and allowed one run in five innings before being optioned on Aug. 1.
Blanco out at least six weeks
PHOENIX -- Two days after undergoing surgery on his left thumb, D-backs catcher Henry Blanco said Friday that the procedure went as planned and he will miss at least six weeks before deciding the next course of action.The 40-year-old tore a ligament in his thumb in Sunday's game against the Phillies. He flew back to Phoenix on Monday for an MRI exam and to be seen by hand specialist Don Sheridan before having surgery. "Everything went well," Blanco said. "I'll sit out six weeks, I believe, and we'll see after that. This is how it is, and I have to wait six weeks and see how it comes out." The D-backs claimed veteran Wil Nieves off waivers on Monday to take Blanco's place as the backup catcher behind Miguel Montero. Blanco is batting .188 with one home run and seven RBIs in 21 games played. Whether Blanco attempts to come back this season depends on how much his thumb has healed when the cast comes off. "We'll see. I want to and I hope so, but we'll see," he said. "I knew right away it was hurt, but in that situation you are hoping nothing is wrong.
Saito gives Corbin momento for first win
PHOENIX -- Coming into the clubhouse Friday, D-backs pitcher Patrick Corbin received a golden surprise in his locker.Inside a shoe box was a golden glove commemorating the rookie's first career Major League victory earlier this season against the Marlins. The giver of the gift was none other than fellow D-backs pitcher Takashi Saito. "That was really nice of him," Corbin said. "That's the type of guy he is. That's why everybody here loves him." There was just one problem with the present, however, the date was printed wrong. On the inside of the glove in black letters read March 30, 2012. In reality though, Corbin's first win came exactly a month later on April 30. So appreciative of the gift regardless of the typo, Corbin didn't have the heart to tell Saito of the mistake. "I didn't want to tell him, that was really cool of him to do," Corbin said. "It's pretty neat, he said he got it for me a while ago. Friday wasn't the first time Saito generously gave Corbin something, either. In Spring Training the veteran reliever presented the rookie with a couple suits to wear on road trips. "It was really nice of him to do it," Corbin said. "He's a great guy."
Tyler Emerick is an associate reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.