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Diamondbacks place Jeff Mathis on DL with fractured hand

Arizona's catcher will hit the shelf for an extended period following last night's injury.

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The Diamondbacks have placed catcher Jeff Mathis on the 10-day disabled list with a fractured right hand, the club reported Tuesday afternoon. Mathis initially stayed in last night's contest after taking a foul ball to his throwing hand behind the plate, but was later replaced by Chris Iannetta.

Mathis has had an unimpressive season for Arizona in 2017, as his batting average sits at .213 with a .599 OPS through 200 plate appearances. The 13-year-veteran has never boasted strong numbers at the plate, with a career .555 OPS, but the Diamondbacks have long been in favor of his pitch framing and clubhouse presence.

Arizona will turn to Iannetta and Chris Hermann in Mathis' absence. Iannetta makes a stronger case for extended playing time, as his 96 OPS+ matches favorably with Hermann's 43 OPS+.

In a corresponding move, the Diamondbacks have recalled right-hander Jake Barrett from AAA Reno and reinstated outfielder Reymond Fuentes from the 10-day DL.