PHOENIX -- The Diamondbacks have called up outfielder Roger Kieschnick from Triple-A Reno to replace National League home run leader Mark Trumbo, who was put on the 15-day disabled list with a stress fracture in his left foot.
Kieschnick, 27, was batting .281 with five doubles, three home runs and eight RBI in 18 games with Reno. He was claimed by Arizona off waivers from the San Francisco Giants on April 4. He played in 38 games for the Giants last season and hit .202 in 84 at-bats.
Trumbo, who has seven home runs and 19 RBI, said he suffered a similar injury to his right foot in the final week of the 2011 season, but this one is less severe. He said it took him more than five months to recover from the previous injury.
"That one was a pain. That took a long time. This one should be significantly less," he said.
A stress fracture typically does not require surgery but needs rest to heal.
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