Diamondbacks Moves: Drew, Hudson, Corbin and Albaladejo

PHOENIX, AZ - JULY 20: Stephen Drew #6 of the Arizona Diamondbacks hits a double against the Milwaukee Brewers during the fourth inning of the Major League Baseball game at Chase Field on July 20, 2011 in Phoenix, Arizona. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

The Arizona Diamondbacks have activated shortstop Stephen Drew from the disabled list and recalled left-hander Patrick Corbin from Triple-A.

In corresponding roster moves, the Diamondbacks placed starting pitcher Daniel Hudson on the DL with forearm tightness and optioned Jonathan Albaladejo to Triple-A.

Drew made his season debut for the Diamondbacks last night, going 1-4 with a strikeout. The 29-year-old started the season on the DL while recovering from a broken ankle suffered during the 2011 season. Drew is a career .270/.330/.442 hitter.

Hudson has struggled this season following his impressive 2011 campaign in which he maintained an ERA and WHIP of 3.49 and 1.203 over his 33 starts. This year, the 25-year-old has only mustered totals of 7.35 and 1.632 over his nine starts.

It appears that Hudson could be shelved for the remainder of the season as an initial MRI showed a tear in his ulnar collateral ligament. While this is usually a precursor of Tommy John surgery, Arizona has said that Hudson is seeking a second opinion.

Corbin will take over a long relief role for the Diamondbacks, filling in for Josh Collmenter who’s taking Hudson’s spot in Arizona’s rotation. The 22-year-old has started five games for the Diamondbacks this season, maintaining an ERA and WHIP of 5.27 and 1.500 over his 27 1/3 innings.

Albaladejo was called up this weekend, but only made one appearance for the Diamondbacks before being optioned back to Triple-A. The 29-year-old has only appeared in two games for Arizona this season, spending much of the year with their Triple-A affiliate (2.64 ERA, 1.043 WHIP, 30 2/3 IP).

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