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Diamondbacks place C Moreno on 10-day injured list with sprained left thumb

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PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Arizona catcher Gabriel Moreno was put on the 10-day injured list on Saturday with a sprained left thumb, and the Diamondbacks recalled catcher Jose Herrera from Triple-A Reno of the Pacific Coast League.

Moreno, 24, left Friday night's 5-4 win over Philadelphia in the sixth inning because of the thumb injury. He had hit his third homer of the season in the third inning, a drive off Taijuan Walker. Arizona manager Torey Lovullo said Friday night that initial X-rays were negative.

“He woke up this morning and it was still stiff and sore,” Lovullo told reporters on Saturday. "It's one of those positions where you only have one backup and if you need him, you need him. So we decided to put him on the IL. It's a tough break for Gabby, but the 10 days of rest will do him good.”

Moreno was a Gold Glove catcher last year. He is hitting .230 with a .659 OPS in 61 games this season.

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