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Deven Marrero Hits First Homer As A D’Back, Except It Didn’t Actually Count

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Saturday night saw Arizona Diamondbacks third baseman Deven Marrero hit his first home run with the team, a three-run shot off Dodgers southpaw Rich Hill.

One problem though; it wasn’t a three-run homer, but a two-run single instead.

How could this have possibly happened? See for yourself:

Dodgers manager Dave Roberts took note of Marrero passing teammate Alex Avila on the basepaths, appealed the play, and Marrero was called out.

Marrero’s base-running gaffe was in violation of Rule 5.09(b)(9), which states that a base-runner will be called out if he passes a preceding runner before such runner is out.

Pretty bizarre. Marrero’s first D’Back dinger will have to wait.

Marrero, 27, was acquired by Arizona from the Boston Red Sox on March 24.

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Diamondbacks Promoting Kevin Cron

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The Arizona Diamondbacks are promoting corner infield prospect Kevin Cron to the major league level, according to 98.7 Arizona Sports’ John Gambadoro.

Cron, 26, is a former 1st round pick, and has been putting up some \monster numbers with Triple-A Reno.

Cron has hit 21 home runs so far this season, to lead all of Minor League Baseball.

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Diamondbacks Place Alex Avila On IL

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The Arizona Diamondbacks have placed catcher Alex Avila on the 10-day injured list with a strained left quad, according to the Arizona Republic’s Nick Piecoro.

Avila, 32, has performed well over his four starts for Arizona this season, posting a slash line of .333/.524/.800 in his 21 plate appearances, including 2 homeruns.

In a corresponding move, the Dbacks have recalled utilityman Tim Locastro from Triple-A.

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Diamondbacks Agree to Terms with Greg Holland

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The Arizona Diamonds have agreed to terms on a one-year pact with veteran free agent reliever Greg Holland, according to The Athletic’s Ken Rosenthal and Robert Murray.

Holland is set to earn a guaranteed $3.25 million along with $3.5 million in potential incentives, according to MLB.com’s Jon Heyman.

Holland, 33, had an up and down season for the St. Louis Cardinals and the Washington Nationals, following a terrific season for the Colorado Rockies, so it will be interesting to see which version of Holland the Diamondbacks will see in 2019.

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