Diamondbacks Call Up Mike Jacobs; Designate Cole Gillespie for Assignment

NEW YORK - APRIL 05: Mike Jacobs #35 of the New York Mets breaks his bat on a ground out against the Florida Marlins during their Opening Day Game at Citi Field on April 5, 2010 in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. (Photo by Nick Laham/Getty Images)

The Arizona Diamondbacks selected the contract of infielder Mike Jacobs yesterday, the team announced:

To make room on their forty-man roster for Jacobs, the Diamondbacks designated outfielder Cole Gillespie for assignment.

Jacobs signed with the Diamondbacks in January and spent the season with their Triple-A affiliate. Over 333 at-bats, he hit .279/.362/.486 with fifteen doubles and eighteen home runs.

Prior to his at-bat yesterday, Jacobs hadn’t appeared in a major league contest since the 2010 season. Over seven years in the majors the 31-year-old owns a career line of .253/.313/.474.

Jacobs was suspended for fifty games last season after testing positive for human growth hormone.

Gillespie, 28, has also spent the season at the Triple-A level, hitting .308/.390/.494 with thirty-five doubles and thirteen home runs over 441 at-bats.

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