The Diamondbacks shuffled their pitching staff Thursday, optioning starter Tyler Skaggs to Single-A Visalia and calling up lefty reliever Eury De La Rosa from Triple-A Reno.
Skaggs had a somewhat disappointing outing against the Dodgers on Wednesday night, allowing three runs and 11 base runners in 4 13 innings before leaving with the bases loaded. That came after a dominant start his previous time out in which he threw eight shutout innings against the Rockies. Overall, in five starts with the D-backs, Skaggs went 2-1 with a 4.03 ERA.
Skaggs, who turns 22 on Saturday, had been pitching in Triple-A before his call-up on May 27 but was likely sent to Visalia due to the timing of the upcoming All-Star breaks for both Reno and Double-A Mobile, which would have led to an extended time off. With Visalia, he will be able to continue on his normal schedule through the Diamondbacks' time off for the All-Star break.
It remains to be seen whether Skaggs will be back in the majors after th...