Found July 20, 2012 on Fox Sports Arizona:
PHOENIX -- The Diamondbacks purchased the contract of third baseman Ryan Wheeler from Triple-A Reno on Friday, hoping to add a little production to that corner of the infield. Wheeler, 23, was leading the minor leagues with 90 RBI and was hitting .351 with 27 doubles and 15 home runs RBIs in his first season at Triple A. Veteran Geoff Blum was released to make room on the roster, making the move known on his twitter feed. Wheeler, a Pacific Coast League All-Star this season, has started at least 10 games at first base, third base and left field, but third has been his primary position since he was selected in the fifth round of the 2009 draft out of Loyola Marymount. The D-backs have struggled to find production this season at third base, as Ryan Roberts has been unable to replicate his 2011 career year. D-backs third basemen have 10 homers and 44 RBIs, in the middle of the NL pack, but rank 15th in batting average, slugging percentage and OPS. Wheeler, a left-handed batter, hit...
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