D'Backs Recall Billy Buckner from Aces

PHOENIX - The Arizona Diamondbacks recalled pitcher Billy Buckner from Triple-A Reno on Tuesday.

Buckner appeared in seven games with the Aces, going 3-1 with a 3.53 ERA.

It's his third stint in the majors. The right-handed also pitched with Arizona back in 2008 and "09.

Buckner went to work immediately, getting the start against the Marlins.

To make room on their roster, the D'Backs designated pitcher Blaine Boyer for assignment. Boyer was 1-2 with a 7.82 ERA in 14 relief appearances this season. He has a 4.97 ERA in 182 career major league games.


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