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Josh Collmenter placed on disabled list with ulcers

Aug 11, 2012, 11:07 AM EDT

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The Diamondbacks placed right-hander Josh Collmenter on the disabled list before last night’s game due to ulcers. No further information was provided by the team, but Diamondbacks manager Kirk Gibson told Tyler Emrick of MLB.com that he got ill after the team returned from their 10-game roadtrip on Thursday.

“It cropped up last night,” Gibson said. “It’s kind of a personal thing. It’s legitimate. It happened off the plane. He went home and got very, very sick.”

Collmenter has been valuable in a swing man role this season, posting a 4.24 ERA and 69/18 K/BB ratio over 74 1/3 innings in nine starts and 13 relief appearances. He was recently moved back to the bullpen in order to make room for rookie left-hander Patrick Corbin in the starting rotation.

Brad Bergesen was called up from Triple-A Reno to replace Collmenter on the active roster. The 26-year-old right-hander was claimed off waivers from the Orioles last month and owns a 4.64 ERA in the big leagues.

  1. glennrwordman - Aug 11, 2012 at 5:40 PM

    I wonder if it’s related to diet. When Clay Buchholz developed esophagitis, I believe there were articles suggesting a really poor diet as being at least partially responsible.

    With the knowledge regarding what’s good and bad for you at hand, and the care they need to take to keep themselves on the field day-after-day (or start after start in the case of a pitcher), it’s always surprising that players do not avail themselves of dietary assistance, either a nutritionist, or for the players that can afford it, a chef. I suppose for many it’s bad habits borne as teenagers and never grown out of…

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