Nick Piecoro of the Arizona Republic reports that Patrick Corbin will start for the Diamondbacks on Saturday against the Rockies. Corbin underwent Tommy John surgery on his left elbow last year and hasn’t pitched in the majors since September 2013.
In 17 innings over four rehab appearances between Single-A Visalia and Double-A Mobile, Corbin allowed 10 runs (nine earned) on 17 hits and seven walks with 11 strikeouts.
Corbin, 25, made the NL All-Star team in 2013 and finished with a 3.41 ERA with a 178/54 K/BB ratio in 208 1/3 innings.
HOUSTON — Houston slugger Yordan Alvarez left the Astros’ game against the Arizona Diamondbacks in the fifth inning with left ankle discomfort.
Alvarez, who is tied for second in the American League with 37 home runs, rolled his ankle running out of the box on a single in the first inning.
He looked to be in some pain as he jogged to first base and was checked on briefly by manager Dusty Baker and a trainer before remaining in the game. Serving as the designated hitter, he struck out in the third inning before being replaced by pinch-hitter David Hensley for his at-bat in the fifth.