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Arizona Diamondbacks Add Ender Inciarte to Line-Up from Triple-A

May 3rd, 2014 at 10:39 AM
By Earl Burnett

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Arizona Diamondbacks added a center fielder to the line up this week, adding 23 year old Venezuelan professional player Ender Inciarte.

Inciarte was called up from Triple-A Reno where he hit .312 and added two home runs along with 12 RBI's and seven stolen bases, playing in only 26 games in the minors.

After making the Philadelphia Phillies opening roster last year being a rule 5 Draft selection Inciarte didn't play in the opening game after the Phillies designated another player.

The center fielder got his opportunity when the D-backs came calling him up from Triple-A Reno Wednesday this week and was expected to make his debut that night but had a flight issue that caused him to arrive late to the game.

Inciarte made his debut Friday night in a game verses the Padres and he ended up getting his first major league hit in the ninth inning when the game was in question. Hitting a single to left field off of Padres reliever Dale Thayer, and teammate Martin Prado picked the ball up and kissed it while reserving it for the young center fielder.

In these struggling times the D-backs are doing what ever they can to ignite a spark, Inciarte's Triple-A numbers suggest he get an opportunity to crack the line up, and if he can get anywhere close to those Reno numbers in the bigs he will go a long way. 

Tags: Arizona, Arizona Diamondbacks, Baseball, MLB

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