Diamondbacks recall Demel, send down Valdez

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PHOENIX (AP) -- The Arizona Diamondbacks recalled reliever Sam Demel from Triple-A Reno on Wednesday and optioned right- hander Cesar Valdez to the minors.

The 24-year-old Demel was acquired by Arizona on Tuesday from Oakland in a trade that sent Diamondbacks outfielder Conor Jackson
to the Athletics. Demel was expected to join the Diamondbacks in Boston.

Demel had a 2-0 record and 1.26 ERA with six saves and 28 strikeouts in 22 relief appearances for Triple-A Sacramento this season.

The 25-year-old Valdez had a 7.65 ERA with 10 walks and 13 strikeouts in nine games for Arizona including two starts.